I've been working on a lot of vocal scores in a (Neo-)Renaissance style, notated in " White-notes"--a lot of breves and semibreves. When I enter lyrics, I notice that the first syllables of multi-syllable words are sometimes left-justified, some times centered. Also, I've noticed that sometimes the left-justified syllables are offset. I've been trying to figure out a pattern, but it seems to be pretty random.
Notice "Com-" and "Do-" in the screenshot.
It's a short enough piece, I'm going to delete and reenter all the lyrics, and see what happens