Creating a Ditto project

Projects in Ditto allow you and your teammates to collaborate on the copy in either a drafted project or a specific Figma file. You’ll be able to track copy progress, view all edits and their authors, invite stakeholders in to review copy, and more.

Creating a new project

In order for Ditto to be your team's source of copy truth, you'll need to get some copy into your workspace! You can start managing text in Ditto in two ways:

  1. Creating a new Draft Project, or
  2. Linking to an existing Figma file.

With draft projects (#1), you'll start by writing new text that’s not yet in your Figma designs. With Figma-linked projects (#2), you'll start by importing from existing Figma files.

Know that these are just the different methods for starting a project in Ditto. If you start with #1, you can always link that draft project to a Figma file later, and if you start with #2, you'll still be able to draft new text directly in Ditto.

Option 1: Creating a New Draft Project

To start a draft project, click the “Start a new project” button on the Projects page, and select “Draft a new Ditto project”.

After you title your project, you’ll land in a new Ditto project where you can start writing text!

Option 2: Creating a Project from a Figma File

To create a new project from an existing Figma file, start by finding the Figma file you want to work on, and copy the link.

👉 Tip: if you're using Figma for Desktop, you can find it by clicking the "Share" button.

Next, import your Figma file (using our web app or our Figma plugin).

If you're using the web app, click "Start a new project" from the Projects dashboard. Once you paste the Figma file link into the modal, you'll be prompted to select the pages from the file that you want to include in your Ditto project. You'll then be prompted to select the frames you want to work on.

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If you're using the Figma plugin, open it up in the Figma file. If you're logged in, you should see a message asking you to "Connect this file to Ditto." Once you paste the Figma file link into the modal, you'll be able to click the frames in the file that you want to include in your Ditto project.

Congratulations, you've successfully created a new project in Ditto! 🎉

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