A Word Extension is the underline following a syllable sustained beyond the note to which it’s attached. In new documents, or documents that do not contain lyrics created before Finale 2004, these lines are generated automatically as you type lyrics into the score. To edit a Word Extension, choose this command from the Lyrics menu, then click in the staff above the syllable in question. A square handle appears. Drag it to the right as far as you want to draw the Word Extension underline. To remove the Word Extension, click its handle and press DELETE. You can edit the default appearance of word extensions for your document in the Word Extensions dialog box.
To select this command, you can also click the icon in the Lyrics window.
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