TIP: Bad lyric hyphens in XML import

I’ve come across a lot of XML files where the hyphens appear to be part of the syllable itself:


There’s a relatively quick way of dealing with them.

Go to Edit Line of Lyrics, where you get all the lyrics for that staff.

Copy and Paste the lyrics into your favourite text editor, and replace hyphenspace with just a hyphen. Then paste them back.


I’ve come across this kind of problem literally thousands of times (including earlier today). I’ll try your tip next time it happens!

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Excellent! :grinning: And in the course of playing with this, I found you don’t even need to replace them all. Just making one change in this dialog forces all the hyphens to be rewritten correctly.