Can lyrics cross barlines?
Lyric positioning with MuseScore can be challenging, so I've resorted to manually adjusting most lyrics which is a pain, but is what it is. Usually, I am writing 4-measure per system "lead-sheets", but as a result I end up with very distorted measures because there are constraints to lyrics layout...
My primary question: I have repeatedly encountered situations where, say, the last note of a measure ties into a note of the next measure.
If I want to move that word to prevent such layouts, the lyric ends up pushing the entire measure backwards instead of allowing the word to stretch across the barline:
(Similarly, there are times when, at the start/end of a system, I wish for the lyric to extend before/past the measure-line into the blank gutter space.)
Is there any way to allow a lyric-syllable/word to "stretch across a barline?"