Tips & Tutorials

Auto Layout Tips & Basics

Official Figma tutorial on Auto Layout

Adding items to grouped components

  • Grab the Group instance from assets panel.
  • Detach the instance (Ctrl + Alt + B).
  • Paste it while the middle button is selected.
  • The same method applies to other ‘GROUP’ and components.
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Resizing the button with Auto Layout

  • Resize the button
  • Select the master component living inside
  • Set it to ‘Stretch Left & Right’ in the alignment panel
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Resizing Textarea vertically

  • Detach the instance (Ctrl + Alt + B).
  • Detach the master instance inside
  • Resize the input
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Resizing Tooltips/Popovers

  • Detach the instance (Ctrl + Alt + B).
  • Resize the master instance inside
  • Resize the text label
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Working with dropdown menus

  • Detach the instance
  • Changing the text inside menu item will resize the menu
  • Copy and paste menu item to add items to the menu
  • Submenu item needs to be resized manually
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