Its odd that you cant make a text layer into a composite shot in the editor? Am I missing something?
I think fundamentally the text in editor and comps behaves slightly differently, that being said I'm not sure for the exact reason for that. There are a few things that are seemingly identical between the editor and comp that cannot be moved and I'm keen to look into more in the future.
@TheBenNorris Thanks for the clarification....thank goodness I wasn't going crazy!