Slur and syllable

“For singers, slurs indicate that more than one note is sung to the same syllable”.

Is there a setting to make that happen during lyric entry? For me, space advances to the next note. It means I have to look at the notes as well as the text.

No, there’s no way to do this automatically. I’ve also thought it would be nice for lyric entry to consider slurs, but it doesn’t at present. Ties, yes.