Distance between syllables in lyrics
I have a question about the distance between syllables.
I make leadsheets for church and I find that often syllables in the lyrics are to close together for my liking.
When looking at the options under lyrics in the style menu, I found the option "min distance", but this doesn't behave the way I expected to.
See the 2 screenshots.
In the first, I have the min, distance set at 0. Both bars are the same (the second is to show where the dashes are, because i have always force dash off. Very nice feature btw!)
As you can see there is plenty of space between abcd and very little between the syllibles after jjj.
I would suspect that changing the min. distance option would create more distance, starting with the ones that are closest together, but it doesn't do this.
The second screenshot shows the same but with the min. distance set at 0.20sp.
The distance between lll and mmm, is still non-existent, while the distance between a and b has increased, where there was plenty of space beforehand.
Am I understanding the intent of the option wrong?
I would like to be able to say, "if syllables are closer together than set distance, the notes should be moved further apart to give them more space", without giving more space to other notes/lyrics that are fine to begin with.
The same goes for the dashes. I like all the options for them but also think that they are to close to the lyrics sometimes, as seen before the lll and between gg and hh.
I hope someone can help me with this.