When inputting lyrics, for me mostly chinese characters, sometimes the extender lines will be generated for longer notes. I don’t quite understand the rules about when they will appear though. I generally don’t want to have those extender lines in lyrics at all for chinese lyrics. But I can’t seem to find a way to disable/eliminate the extender lines, no matter in write mode or engrave mode. If some of you know the tricks to do it. Please share me your tips!
It’s a 16 voice piece with extended melismas, and having long strings of hyphens, or long lyric extender lines if on a final syllable, may feel a bit distracting.
Later on I have a syllable under a tie (which is your situation):
Select the tied E Press U to untie Go into lyric mode, type the lyric, and Enter Re-select the E Press T to re-tie. Re-start entering lyrics on the next note where you want a lyric.
In case it’s helpful, in my situation I also wanted a hyphen after the syllable, so I added a hard space and a hard hyphen. In lyric mode I typed (this is on Windows):
TBH, Chris, I find that really uncomfortable and much more distracting. Perhaps because I’m an engraving nerd – but I was singing in a choir recently with a piece like this, and when I pointed it out, everyone said “Oh, that’s why it feels a bit odd”.