I don't use After Effects very often, and so I haven't really learnt the full power of it yet!

Simply put - how do you align an object (in this case a text area) with the background, with the background staying still?

I've got the Align panel open, but when I choose the background and the text layer, they both move halfway, which is quite annoying. I guess I could select all the layers and vertically center them, but I've got to do this 6 times in total :-S