My favorite font for staff labels is too widely spaced across line breaks for my liking. I can reduce the leading in Paragraph Styles from 100% to a lower value, but when I do this, rather than both lines being pulled “inward” toward the center of the staff, only the top line is pulled downward towards the bottom line, resulting in undesired asymmetry. It seems like staff label leading behaves as though it’s “bottom-aligned” when I would expect it to be “center-aligned.”
Usually, I can remedy this in the Edit Instrument names dialog in Setup mode. The problem lies with automatically generated condensed labels, where no manual edit is possible. Changing the Gap after paragraph of Staff Labels (Inner) to a negative value seems to have no effect.