Alignment of Lyrics

• Dec 16, 2010 - 18:41

I sometimes have lyrics that need to go somewhere above the upper staff or below the lower staff. It would be nice to be able to move them perfectly vertically by hitting a key (like, maybe ) while dragging. Also a vertically snap-to-grid sort of feature that allows one to vertically align multiple dragged items.
I've attached a file that has lyrics like this. Both features would have been useful in creating this score.


This is a common need when I have Hymns from around 1900. I try to make the sheet look like it was in the old Hymnal.

I have been using ctrl/t and trying to space the lyrics with spaces (since the treble clef is some times rests I some times have greater problems).

I think a ctrl/shift/L for above the staff would be a good way to accomplish this. This would also work for four part harmony as this would work for all staffs.

Thank you for your time and a great product

Tagging along with that, I was writing something where I had soprano and alto on the same staff, mostly with the same words at the same time, but sometimes not, so it would've been nice to be able to just automatically have a lyrics above staff option (Sibelius does)

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