As you’ve certainly noticed by now, iMovie doesn’t look like a standard Mac program. Part of its
radical charm is that almost all of its functions are represented visually onscreen. There
simply aren’t many menu commands. But don’t get complacent: You’ll miss some great features
if you don’t venture much to the top of the screen.
Now documenting the iMovie menu commands is tricky because they’re constantly changing.
The command that says Select All Events one minute might say Select All another, and Select
Entire Clip a minute after that. The wording is always driving at the same gist—delete
things, select things, and so on—but changes according to the situation.
Here’s a rundown of the commands in iMovie’s menus:
In Mac OS X, the first menu after the menu is named for the program you’re using—in this
This command opens the “About” box containing the requisite Apple legal information.
There’s really only one good reason to open the About iMovie window: It’s the easiest
way to find out exactly which version of iMovie you have.
Opens the Preferences window (Figure A-1). (Keyboard
shortcut: ⌘-comma.) Here’s a tour.
Show Advanced Tools. This may not be Apple’s finest interface-design moment, but whatever: When you turn on this option, a motley assortment of additional features shows up in random ...
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