In Adobe products, the way of editing and styling text is almost identical. For example, the Character panel is helpful to style the individual letters of words, while the Paragraph panel will help you place whole text fragments in a harmonious way.
Let's focus on that second panel, mainly if you've never used Adobe software and want to know how to align a paragraph of text in After Effects.
aAs in other text software, in After Effects, it is possible to align the paragraphs you write in your projects. To do this, you need to activate two panels:
Make sure you type at least a couple of lines on the same layer so you can check your changes.
When you finish your text, its layer may be set wrong. To locate everything you typed in the center of the screen, hit V on your keyboard to activate the Selection tool and tap your text. After that, open the Align panel and click on the second and fifth options. They are called Align Horizontally and Align Vertically and will help you center your layer.
In addition to the above button, four others can help you position your layer according to your taste:
Unlike the Align panel, the Paragraph panel allows you to customize an entire layer of text and each line of text. For example, if you have a long paragraph:
Always select the text you want to modify before activating the various options. Then, you have to explore the Align and Paragraph panels to see the changes. Otherwise, they will not be made.