You may need to change the position or opacity keyframes for the beginning of each letter's fly in.
thank you peru bob. i'm not sure how to do that manually since the animation feature flies them in automatically. it's just really strange how one works fine, but not the others.
the first looks like a simple typewriter preset animation and the 2 others look like fly in - a different type of animation. you can send us a link through any cloud service of the project file and we can examine what's going on.
maybe you should study more about how text animators work so you won't be surprised later on.
here are the resource files: Animating text in After Effects
here's 2 tutorials from respected authors about it:
thank you. i uploaded the AE file to my CC account -- well, at least i think i did. the icon looks a bit generic but i'm new to CC assets so maybe the AE icon doesn't generate.
here ist he public link Adobe Creative Cloud
i did not include any of the assets (unless they rode along by default) since this involves only the test layer which was created natively in AE. Let me know if you need assets as well.
thank you again for the learning resource links and also for offering to take a look.
I examined your animation.
seems like it's a stroke of luck you actually made it work the first time. you have a preset that flies the letters from one side to the other and depending on how fast and how many letters are there, you can or cannot see the letters fly by.
since your intention is to just let the letters appear one at a time, I suggest you remove the text animator (delete animator 1) and instead go to the effects & presets panel and type "typewriter". this is a useful text animation preset that is suited for this. click on it twice to apply it while your text layer is highlighted and it will create the settings and keyframes for you. it will work for you every time.
thank you so, so much. it worked like a charm and i'll be testing out some of the other presets. :-)