Colliding lyrics

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tomfuller
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Colliding lyrics

Post by tomfuller » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:26 pm

Why are some of my lyrics colliding? Magnetic Layout is turned on, and the words aren't particularly long ones. However, they're still colliding. --Tom in Texas
Tom Fuller
IAM - International Adventure Ministries

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MikeLyons
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Re: Colliding lyrics

Post by MikeLyons » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:11 pm

Sib is still quite poor at handling text of any kind. It's one of it's biggest disappointments for me.

However, have you tried selecting the bars and resetting note spacing? ([ctrl][shift]n)
Changing the note spacing rule for lyrics to a larger amount?
Sib 6.2, 7.5 and 2020.3, Windows 10, 32GB RAM, 8TB 7200RPM Storage, 2TB SSD, Note Performer 3.1, EWQLSO, EWQLSC, Harmony Assistant and some others. mike@mike-lyons.co.uk

andyg
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Re: Colliding lyrics

Post by andyg » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:26 am

Common reason for this is users choosing to put too many bars in a system, and not allowing Sibelius (even with its quirks about text) to flow the music.

And I find the default text size a bit large, so I usually simply reduce it, then select all and reset note spacing.

Goes without saying that, like all layout issues, this is best done once you're absolutely sure that you're not going to be making more changes to notes and lyrics etc.

tomfuller
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Re: Colliding lyrics

Post by tomfuller » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:03 pm

Thanks. I don't know much about Sibelius and manipulating text. I'm learning. I do see that changing up font size on some words helps. Also, I can click on a word, then use arrow keys left and right to move it, about a pixel at a time. That really helps.
Tom Fuller
IAM - International Adventure Ministries

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