Dragging a note: position and font size

When I click and drag a note the font magnifies in size until I drop it, at which point it goes back to its original size. This would not be a problem, except the result is I can’t drop the text at the exact place I want, and line it up with other text, because when I drop it and it returns to its original size, it is also about an inch to the right of where I put it.
In the top screen shot I am dragging “Pinewood Derby.” I wouldn’t mind the text being magnified if I could line it up under other text and have it stay there. But when I drop it and it returns to its original size (second screen shot) it is also to the right of where I dropped it about an inch. Is there a setting or any way to make it so I can drop text where I want it?
Thank you for any input!
Allen
scappple.jpg