Lyrics editing - annoying problem

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Defreeze
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Lyrics editing - annoying problem

Post by Defreeze » Thu May 30, 2019 1:07 pm

Finale 25
Mac

Hi,

I'm editing lyrics in the lyrics window. Finale always moves the place of my cursor in the text to the bottom of the window. I can scroll the text up again, but after a second or so, Finale scrolls it back down. This is extremely annoying. Is there any way to stop Finale doing this?

Thanks for any help.

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christopherjhoh
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Re: Lyrics editing - annoying problem

Post by christopherjhoh » Thu May 30, 2019 2:40 pm

Would it help to expand the lyrics window (dragging the bottom right corner) as much as possible, so that all the lyrics fit without scrolling?

Defreeze
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Re: Lyrics editing - annoying problem

Post by Defreeze » Thu May 30, 2019 3:02 pm

That would help if it weren't for the size of the file. This is an Oratorio i'm working on, with a lot of text, so ... no.
Thanks anyway

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Perotinus
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Re: Lyrics editing - annoying problem

Post by Perotinus » Thu May 30, 2019 10:10 pm

That's interesting. Maybe it's a Windows thing, but my cursor in the lyrics window frequently gets shot to the top! Sometimes I try to thwart this by clicking on a syllable to select it, but it's still unpredictable. :(. And, no, no way to avoid it. There have been complaints about this since the lyrics window was first introduced.
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Re: Lyrics editing - annoying problem

Post by miker » Thu May 30, 2019 10:55 pm

And promises for years that it would be overhauled.
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