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Adding and removing Smart Objects
Smart Objects are the elements that contain the information that appears on menus in your project. There are different Smart Objects available for different types of menus. The following table lists the Smart Objects that are available for each type of menu, and for Track Screens.
All menus
Track Screen only
n Background Color
n Track Name
n Background Image
n Artist Name
n Overlay
n Track Number
n Disc Name
n Genre
n Play All Button
n Year Released
n Shuffle Button
n Album Name
n Parent Name
n Track Duration
n Navigation Controls
n Track Art
Track Lists and Smart Menus only
n Use track art as background
n Menu Title
n Menu Number
To add and remove Smart Objects:
1 Select the menu containing the Smart Objects you want to change. For example, select the Top menu, a Smart Menu, or any submenu.
2 In the DVD Music Disc area, click Smart Objects.
The Smart Objects dialog box appears.
3 Select or clear the boxes for each type of Smart Object as needed.
As you select Smart Objects, you can see the results in the Preview area.
4 If you select a background image, click the Image button, and then locate and select a photo.
5 If you selected a background image, you can choose one of the following options:
n Center (100% scale)
n Fit to screen (keep aspect ratio)
n Fit to screen (stretch image)
n Fill screen (keep aspect ratio)
n Tile
6 If you select Background Color, click Color, and then choose a color from the color palette.
7 To apply a hue (a color tint) to the background, use the Color Change slider.
8 To change the appearance of the text on the menu, select the text and then click Text Properties.
You can change text properties such as the font, color, size, alignment, or angle. You can also add a shadow or text outline, or background color or image.
9 To view the TV safe zone, select Show Safe Zones.
The TV safe zone is the area of the menu where buttons and text are completely visible when you play the DVD on a set-top player. Many televisions, especially older ones, use overscan, which can cause the edges of the picture to be lost. If you put buttons or text outside the safe zone, you might not see them when you play the DVD on your set-top player.
10 To change the menu style, click the Styles tab.
For more information, click Help or press F1 in the Style tab.
11 To save the changes you have made as a custom menu style, click Save as Style. Enter a name for the new style, and then click OK.
12 To apply the new style to your project, click OK.
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