As you’ve certainly noticed by now, iMovie doesn’t look like a
standard Mac program. Part of its radical charm is that it represents
almost all its functions onscreen. There simply aren’t many menu
commands. But don’t get complacent: You’ll miss some great features if
you don’t venture to the top-of-screen menu bar much.
Now, documenting 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 of the same gist—delete things, select things, and so
on—but it changes according to the situation.
Here’s a rundown of the commands in iMovie’s menus:
In Mac OS X, Apple names the first menu (after the
menu) 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
this 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.)
Figure A-1. You can get to this box quickly by pressing ⌘-comma, which isn’t so hard to learn considering it’s also the keystroke that ...
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