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AE - Get Text and Anchor Centered by default?

Feb 11, 2019

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Hello everyone,

When added text I must always

1 - hit Y to move the anchor while maintaining Shift to center it

2 - click in the align panel to center it horizontally and vertically

Is there a way to get your TEXT centered by default ?

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-J

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AE - Get Text and Anchor Centered by default?

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Hello everyone,

When added text I must always

1 - hit Y to move the anchor while maintaining Shift to center it

2 - click in the align panel to center it horizontally and vertically

Is there a way to get your TEXT centered by default ?

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-J

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The Paragraph panel will allow you to do this. Click selected icon at the top-left of this screenshot.

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If you specifically want a text layer to always keep a centered anchor point regardless of length/content, you can apply this expression to Anchor Point:

var rect = thisLayer.sourceRectAtTime();

var x = rect.left+rect.width/2;

var y = rect.top+rect.height/2;

[x,y]


You can save this as an animation preset and use it all the time. (I do!)

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Thank you - works like a charm.

- J

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Don't know of a way to make it happen by default.

but

CTRL+ALT+HOME and CTRL+HOME

The 1st one centers the anchor point in the layer

The 2nd one centers the layer in the comp

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perfect - it works

Thank you!!

- J

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