Is there a way to limit stem length so beams aren't so far from the staff? Constantly having to use beam angle tool to pull beams in closer to staves to prevent collisions with lyrics and other things.
if this is, for example, an SA/TB score with lyrics between, like a hymnal, it’s probably better to move the staves farther apart. If you can post a picture of the problem, we could maybe give you more specific answers.
It might be nice to post a screenshot of a typical problem area so we can take a look. Rather than shorten stem length, it might be better to adjust the lyric baselines lower, to move them away from the beams. Shortening stems globally might look a bit odd.