Distance from staff to text not the same?

I don’t know what I’m missing here. I want the default distance of text items above the staff to be the same, but it’s different for these two flows. File attached below.

ML liturgy - Service 1 text distance.dorico (631.4 KB)

This has been the case for as long as I can remember in Dorico. This is the default placement of these 2 items:

The more lines your text item has, the larger the bottom margin becomes.

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That’s unfortunate. Thanks.

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Yes, when a single line of text is positioned, we can use the real baseline of the text because there is direct access to the metrics of the run of text, but when there are multiple lines of text, these metrics are not available, so we have to position the text relative to the overall bounding rect.

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