PHOTOSHOP - Is there a quick way to pinpoint and maintain the center point of a block of text?

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I create a comic every week (http://zebragirl.net), and this requires me to build word balloons around blocks of text. I'm a bit of a stickler, so I like for the dialog to be as centered as possible...

Right now my method is to select the text and move to edit/transform the scale. The box which appears includes crosshairs in the middle, which I use as a reference point by holding a piece of folded paper against the screen so I can keep that spot as a place from which to center the marquee tool.

This is obviously a bit awkward... is there some quicker way to mark the center point of a block of text?
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I feel like following up on this, just in case anyone has a similar problem... I eventually hit upon maintaining the center point by using guides, which will "tack on" to the crosshairs and remain after the text is de-selected.  Also, they usefully attract the marquee tool to their intersection.  So, problem solved.
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Smart Guides in Photoshop CC 2015 would also show the center of the text block (and edges).