This command, only available when Lyrics > Adjust Syllables is selected, is similar to the alignment option in the Text tool . This allows you to easily set the horizontal position of a note relative to its attached syllables.
Set the alignment by selecting the syllable's handleA small square which appears on currently "selectable" elements in the score. Handles allow you to select, edit and adjust musical elements in the score. and choosing from Lyrics > Alignment or using a keyboard shortcut. The notehead moves from one side of the syllable to the other, depending on which type of alignment you have selected and the size of the largest syllable. Note spacing is altered. To change the way the lyrics are justified under the notehead, see Justification. If you wish to align all lyrics, you may do so in Document Options - Lyrics dialog box. See Lyrics.
- Default. Choose this command to make selected lyrics align to the default settings in Document Options - Lyrics dialog box.
- Center. Choose this command to align the noteheads to the center of the syllable.
- Left. Choose this command to align the noteheads to the left of the syllable.
- Right. Choose this command to align the noteheads to the right of the syllable.