Editing and Positioning Text
Although most people focus primarily on iDVD’s video buttons, drop zones, and so on, text also plays a critical role. It’s a dependable, instantly recognizable part of a DVD menu system.
The text that you can fiddle with falls into three categories:
Menu titles help viewers figure out where they are in the DVD menu system by providing clues to the current context: “Our Vacation,” “Pictures (Week 1),” and “Scene Selection Menu,” for example. Title text usually appears at the top of the screen, although you can put it anywhere you like.
Button text can appear either as labels above, below, beside, or on top of graphic buttons—or all by itself.
Text boxes can appear anywhere on your screen. Thanks to this new iDVD 4 feature, you can create text boxes on your menu screens and fill them with whatever explanatory text you think is appropriate—instructions, introductions, a description of the project, and so on.
To do this, choose Project → Add Text. Double-click the placeholder text and type away. Use the Settings panel of the Customize drawer to specify the font, color, and size of the text.
It’s a lot easier to edit text in iDVD 4 than in version 3, and a lot more consistent. Just select the text you want to modify and use the Text adjustments in the Settings pane.
Here, for example, is a boatload of techniques to help customize your text. Each method changes the selected text on only the currently displayed DVD menu screen.
Style changes (font , size, color) ...