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Is there software specially designed for typing scanscion symbols synced with the words below them?

In Word for example, inserting a 2 x 1 matrix , and increasing the column incrementally for each syllable of a line, allows for stressed, breve, or partial stress symbols to be typed in the 1st row, and words in the 2nd, with vertical lines for feet division as seen below:

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The problem with this method however is that the act of adding or deleting columns is tedious, as it requires a three click process just to add or delete a single column. So in efforts to save time one would need to create a template (2 x n) matrix (where n is the amount of syllables) and paste it every line.

So I'm wondering if there is any software better purposed for scanscion than my makeshift method.

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    Hi, @TomDot Com. Welcome to Writing SE. Does this answer your question? Scansion tool for checking my meter – rolfedh Jun 21 at 12:09
  • @roifedh Hi. Not quite. I'm looking for software that makes scanscion easier to produce on a computer, rather than writing it out and uploading. Although thanks for the resource to improve my abilities at scanscion, it's the ability to digitally display scanscion symbols in a manner similar to writing it down, that I really desire. – TomDot Com Jun 21 at 14:55
  • You're welcome. Good luck in your search. I'm not sure this question is very relevant to the Writing SE community. Please do post a comment here letting us know if you find what you're looking for. – rolfedh Jun 21 at 18:13

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