Shifting lyrics after copying where melisma causes copy to shift
I've hunted high and low and I'm thinking this may not be possible, but I have a four-part vocal which has lyrics. I typed in the lyrics for the first voice, using a melisma where there was a pitch shift during a sustained word. In the second voice, that word holds a single pitch.
I copied the text using the "select same elements this staff" and then pasted to the second voice. The melisma then extends into the first pitch of the next phrase shifting all the subsequent lyrics ahead. I cannot figure out a way to delete the melisma AND shift the remaining lyrics backwards. Is there a way to do this?
Next line, that same word extends over four pitches, so... that'll be a new problem! Thank you in advance for your responses.