John Colombo’s After Effects Tool Text Anchors Lets You Set Anchors for Text for Easier Animation.
The default for After Effects text is the baseline. If you are animating text, scale, rotation and position movement will happen from the baseline of the text, which isn’t always ideal. Motion Designer John Colombo (1resonant.com) has a pretty good tool to fix this: Text Anchors.
Text Anchors is a free and dockable Ae script that lets you set the anchor points for text, fast. With it, you can make your text scale/rotate from the lower-left of every line, or the top-center of each word, or the left side of your text as a whole. An added bonus of the tool is that when you hold alt/option to set an anchor point, it will also create a keyframe for it too.
The script is free to download. Visit John Colombo on Gumroad to learn more.