How do i change the font size in lyrics

Sometimes my lyrics take up too much space. How do I reduce the size of the lyric font. With recent updates it is not clear where I will find the correct sequence that I need to go through. I am using the latest version of Dorico 5

Library → Paragraph Styles → Lyrics (or any of the other 4 lyric styles)
You can also edit a single lyric via the right-click menu and change the size, style, etc.

Welcome to the forum!

You may want to reduce the actual point size, but you may find it preferable to instead reduce the letter spacing and apply a glyph stretching of a few percentage points. Same dialog box.

Do you mean a few percentage points downwards e.g. less than 100%? That’s what I do.

Yes, downwards, sorry. Usually no more than 97%. For Minion, 98% at most IMO.

Welcome to the forum @Dodecaphonic !

You might also find that reducing some of the minimum lyric spacing values in Library > Engraving Options > Lyrics helps too. For example, I generally reduce the minimum gaps between lyrics and hyphens, and between adjacent lyrics. That can make a big difference!

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Thanks, James and others. I am on a long learning curve having moved from Sibelius. Perhaps the new update has made it easier to navigate or it’s just my increasing age although I have used Apple Kit since the 1980s.