Control of lyrics parameters?
I am wondering if there is a way to control the spacing of the hyphens that MuseScore places between syllables in melismatic text.
I am editing a set of motets written in 4/2, with Latin texts. When a melismatic section is sung on the final syllable of a word, we use a baseline extender (which is continuous), but for intermediate syllables a series of hyphens is used instead. I find that in MuseScore these 'extender' hyphens between syllables are spaced quite far apart; too far, in fact, for the singer's eyes to track easily.
I would like to adjust the parameters so that the program will place more and more-closely-spaced hyphens between syllables, to make a better visual connection between the two parts of the word. Right now, the only way I have found to increase the number of hyphens printed is to increase the stretch of the music itself, and that often spreads the syllables so far apart that I'm no better off than I was beforehand.
Is there a user control built into the program that would allow me to modify the spacing of these hyphens, or is that a hard-coded parameter with which I would be best advised not to mess around?