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Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio by Doug Dixon

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Viewing Elements and Links

Encore provides more detailed views of your project with the Menus and Timelines tabs, which are nested in the Project window by default. You can use these tabs to isolate all the menus (or timelines) in your project, check the settings for their associated buttons (or chapters), and even select multiple items or make global changes in the Properties palette.

Using the Menus tab

The Menus tab lists all the menus in your project, with some of the properties that are useful to review for consistency over the project, including the end action and loop behavior.

When you click one of the menus, the bottom half of the Menus tab displays the buttons defined on that menu. Click the Number column heading to sort the list by that column. Now, you can easily review the list to see if the buttons are defined consistently and are linked to the proper destinations (see Figure 7-12). Again, these project lists are even more helpful if you take the time to enter consistent names for your buttons, menus, and other project elements.

Use the Menus tab to verify that the project’s menus and buttons are defined properly.

Figure 7-12. Use the Menus tab to verify that the project’s menus and buttons are defined properly.

Note

The Menus tab displays columns with information from the Menu Properties palette. To display more of the properties, right-click in the Titles row and choose Columns from the context menu.

To drill down deeper on a specific menu or button, just ...

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