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After Effects Auto Subs From Line Return

A spoken word project I worked on recently for Awaken Studios, Carpenter, prompted me to quickly add in sub titles from a pre-formatted email I received from the artist. It was already paragraphed which all that I needed to do is do a little bit of formatting to make the text wrap correctly so that no line was bigger then the width of the screen. I did this in text-edit, then created several expressions based on a single line of key-framing that told After Effects what line number to show.
Adjusting the Offset to 0.0 would popup line number one, 1.0 would pop up line number 2 and so forth.