white space in lyric


Is there a way to input a white space (“de à” under c sharp in the fourth bar) in a lyric as follows?
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The example is taken from the aria “Je veux vivre” in “Roméo et Juliette” of Gounod.

I do not know French, but I assume that inputting “de_à” might not be correct for this.

See step 4: https://steinberg.help/dorico/v1/en/dorico/topics/write_mode/write_mode_lyrics_inputting_t.html

I have only searched “white space”.
The expression “multiple words” is much better than “white space”!

Yes, the key combination for a hard space in Dorico’s lyric input is Alt+Shift+Space.