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Scaling Text in Figma

Nov 16, 2020 • 1 min • TIL #20

I have been angry at Figma for a while not for not allowing me to scale type and the bouding box at the same time. This is one of those moments where I was angry thinking they didn't have a solution instead of looking. One quick google on the google machine later, and k is my new best friend.

k allows you to scale the selected items including fonts. This for me is nice because I can scale to a point that I think works, and then adjust it to my type scape. Figma, thank you for being awesome.

Note: don't forget to turn off scale by pressing v, otherwise you'll scale things you don't mean to. The cursor isn't too obviously different.