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Part Four: iDVD 5 > iDVD Projects by Hand - Pg. 397

how they're connected. As your menu and button layouts grow more complex, you can use the map screen to help you keep track of your menu structure. To view the map, click the Map button at the bottom of the main iDVD window. The element you were working on appears with colored highlighting (Figure 16-9). · Scrollit by dragging in any blank space. · Click one of the viewbuttons to fip the display between horizontal- and vertical- tree layouts. · The scaleslider lets you adjust the amount of map detail you can see at once. Working a big, complex project? Move the slider all the way to the left to view more elements at once. Working on a small project? The bigger the tiles, the more project details you'll see. · Each menu tile now includes a fippytriangle. Click it to expand or collapse that limb of the menu tree (Figure 16-9, right). · Openamenuorslideshowby double-clicking its icon in the Map. · ClicktheMapbuttonagain or click Return to return to the menu screen you were working on. The DVD Map--and Autoplay Editing in the Map Now, in previous versions of iDVD, the Map window provided a visual treat, but you couldn't really do anything there. But in iDVD 5, the map is interactive; you can actually do DVD design and editing work all on this single screen. For example: · It's easy to delete a bunch of menus or other elements all at once. Just Shift-click the ones you want to target for extermination (Shift-click a second time if you select an icon by mistake), and then press the Delete key. · Similarly, you can quickly and conveniently apply new themes to the menu screens of your DVD without ever leaving the map. To do so, open the Customize drawer, click the Themes button, select the desired menu icons on the map, and then click the new theme's name. · You can even add new menu screens and slideshows on the Map screen. Click the icon of the menu screen where you want to put the button that will link to the new menu or slideshow, and then choose ProjectNew Folder (for a submenu) or ProjectNew Slideshow. (At that point, you can then specify which movies or which photos you want on those new entities by dragging them in from the Customize drawer's Media panel.) · Remember the transitions (cross-dissolve effects) that let you ease from one menu screen to another? You can apply or change these transition styles en masse using the Map, too. Just Shift-click to choose the menu icons you want to transition out of, open the Customize panel, click the Settings button, and then use the Transition pop-up menu to choose the style you want for all of them at once. chapter16:idvdprojectsbyhand 397