So here's what I'm trying to do (not sure if it's possible).
I have a comp where I'm performing some somewhat complex animation to individual text characters that eventually spell out a word. I'm making a template version that will eventually need to be duplicated for many different words. So, lets say the word I'm animating is "PARTY". I have 5 text layers. One for each letter.
Is it possible for me to have an additional hidden text layer that says "PARTY", and then my 5 layers look at that master text layer and pull their character values from it? I imagine it'd have to have some kind of (index+1) sort of thing so that it figures out which letter to choose based on it's layer order. Then if I have longer words (which I surely will), I just need to duplicate the single-character layers and adjust their position. Any help would be hugely appreciated!