Chris and Trish Meyer post the 12th and final part of a 12-part series, called “Deeper Modes of Expression”, that comes from the 180+ page bonus chapter in their book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, 5th Edition: Essential and Advanced TechniquesThey have also posted a handy index for the entire twelve part series, be sure to check it out.

“Finally, we’d like to demonstrate ways to use expressions to manipulate text created with the new Type tool. We’ll show how to display time and parameter values as text, both for diagnostic purposes and to create graphical elements. On the second page we’ll show to how to manipulate strings of text, including using the Buzz Words animation preset to cycle through words in a list. Then on the last page we’ll talk about the Expression Selector to animate text created with the Type tool.”