I’d like a more general solution for lyrics. They usually exist before their use in a score and might be used elsewhere simultaneously (perhaps in the prelims/front matter) and subsequently. I think the original form should be preserved and stored within a flow.
Essentially, I’d like to be able to import the text in its original form, select some text and select a note, enter a command with mouse or keyboard, and have the selected text placed into the score. Dorico should handle the syllabification. The text would then exist in a second, marked-up form, and it should be possible to edit this on the page or for more advanced use, in a dedicated editor (the changes would be synchronized).
Looking at the arguments in this thread, it should surely be possible to mark words or phrases (within the editor that I’ve proposed) with some identifier (like a number) and they could then be entered at any point in the score with a command.
The editor might also allow the text to marked up typographically.
I’d like it to be possible to see the original and marked-up text side by side.