Using Menu Guides
You can create horizontal and vertical guides to assist you while creating your menu. The
guides are useful when lining up buttons or text on a menu. You can create as many
guides as you need, reposition them, and remove them. The guides include a snapping
feature that makes it easy to position menu items.
The Alignment pane in DVD Studio Pro Preferences contains configuration settings for
the guides. These settings include whether the guides are shown and their color. See
for details on setting the guide’s preferences.
To create a guide
Place the pointer over the top or left ruler, then drag into the Menu Editor.
Note: The rulers must be visible before you can add guides to the Menu Editor.
To reposition a guide
Drag the guide where you want it.
To hide or show previously created guides
Do one of the following:
Click the Guides button on the Menu Editor.
Shows and hides the
Press Command-Semicolon (;).
To temporarily disable snapping to the guides while moving an item
Press Command while dragging the item. This also disables the dynamic guides discussed
in the next section,
Using Dynamic Guides
To remove a guide
Drag the guide back to the ruler.
Note: Like button outlines, guides are not included when you build your project, so it is
not necessary for you to remove them when you are done.
Introduction to Creating Menus