FR: lyrics retain manual spacing after small edits

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FR: lyrics retain manual spacing after small edits

Post by dankreider » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:32 pm

When I add a comma to a lyric, or correct a spelling, the manual spacing adjustments I've made get reset, both to the lyric horizontally, as well as the note spacing on either side of it (if the spacing was tight).

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Since these sorts of corrections often happen later in the editing process, after spacing has been carefully set, I'd be greatly helped by the spacing not being readjusted. I can understand the spacing being reset if the lyric is deleted and re-entered, but usually I'm just changing a character or two. In fact, even if I open the popover and close it without making changes, the spacing will reset.

Thanks for considering!
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Re: FR: lyrics retain manual spacing after small edits

Post by Daniel at Steinberg » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:21 pm

Unfortunately this is difficult to do in general, because when you change the text of a lyric, you are actually replacing the lyric altogether rather than editing it. It would obviously be nice to retain properties under these circumstances, but it's not trivial to achieve,

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