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  • sourceText – only copies first line?!

  • Kristian Andersen

    November 24, 2022 at 11:11 pm


    I am trying to make a clone text layer using: thisComp.layer(“Text”).text.sourceText

    But when ever my master text layer has more than one line – the clone layer only copies the first line. Is this normal? Is there a work around?


    My end goal:

    What I am trying to achieve is a mort that has text alignment as a parameter to it. What I will do is having 3 text layers – each aligned to either left/center/right – having one of them as master layer. Then I will turn opacity on for only the chosen alignment (layer). Let me know if there is a better way to do this.

  • Dan Ebberts

    November 24, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    >Is this normal?

    No, it should copy all the text. There must be something else going on. Can you post a screen shot of how you have things set up?

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