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iMovie® '09 & iDVD® '09® For Dummies® by Michael Cohen, Dennis Cohen

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Chapter 15. Assembling Your DVD

In the previous chapter, we covered the themes that control the appearance of your DVD, and you saw how to customize DVD themes so that they look just the way you want. But a DVD without content is like a big tub of popcorn without the popcorn. In this chapter, you find out how to add the crunchy, tasty content that your audience craves: content like movies, slideshows, and menu buttons and text.

In This Chapter

Adding DVD Content

As much fun as designing a DVD menu is, menus exist only to provide a way for the audience to find out what stuff is on the DVD, and to provide a way for the audience to play that stuff. That's what menu text and menu buttons are about:

  • Menu buttons: Menu buttons provide your audience with access to other menus, or to the movies and slideshows on the DVD. Menu buttons can appear as text (most themes use text buttons by default), as text over an ornamental graphic shape, or text with an accompanying thumbnail that represents the material to which the button leads. You add menu buttons by adding movies, slideshows, or submenus to the current menu as described later in this chapter.

  • Menu text: Use menu text to label a menu. Menu text is not dynamic or interactive; it's simply there to be read. Most menu text is very short, and simply describes ...

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