Inspector: Automatic Placement (lyrics)
I am not too happy with the "Automatic Placement" feature for lyrics in the Inspector. If you uncheck the box in order to change the vertical placement of lyrics, it also disengages the horizontal placement. The result is that the horizontal spacing reverts to that of the notes rather than the lyrics and many of the words in the lyrics overlap each other, making the text unreadable.
Also, there doesn't seem to be any control for the spacing above and below the lyrics in the Inspector window; so, if you are satisfied with the spacing of the staves but would like the position of the lyrics to change, what happens when you uncheck "Automatic Placement" is that the spacing below the lyrics disappears and the lower staff moves up to the position it would be in were there no lyrics at all and the second or third line of lyrics overlaps the lower staff.
Fig. 1: Automatic placement on—too much space after verse 4.
Fig. 2: Automatic Placement off—lyrics overlap the lower staff.
Fig. 3: Automatic Placement off—Words overlap each other (this happens mostly when there is only one line of lyrics).
What I would like is a way to change the vertical or horizontal positioning of lyrics using the Inspector without changing the overall position of the staves or of the other lyrics
(I have inquired elsewhere about where to go to globally change the spacing above and below lyrics.)