Drop Palette for Standard Menus—Dragging Project Elements

The following sections list the choices in the Drop Palette that appear when you drag project elements from the Outline or Graphical tab to an empty area or a button on a standard menu.

Dragging an Existing Track to an Empty Area

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Button (default option)
  • Creates a button at this menu location.

  • Assigns the video from the first video clip of stream 1 to the new button’s thumbnail.

  • Adds a link from the new button to the first marker of the track.

  • Sets the track’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Create Button and Chapter Index
If the menu contains no buttons, drop zones, or text objects, this option changes to Create Chapter Index. Instead of creating a separate menu as the first chapter index menu, this menu is used. Additional chapter index menus are created if necessary.
  • Creates a button on this menu to link to the first of the new chapter index menus.

  • Creates one or more new chapter index menus, depending on the number of markers and the button layout used.

  • Opens the Choose Template or Layout Style dialog so you can choose the template or layout style to use for the chapter index menus.

  • Links each chapter marker from the track to buttons on the chapter index menus.

  • Assigns the video from each marker to its button’s thumbnail.

  • Sets the track’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Dragging an Existing Track to a Button

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Asset (default option)
  • Sets the video from the first video clip of stream 1 to be the button’s thumbnail image.

  • Adds a link from the button to the first marker of the track.

  • Sets the track’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Connect to Track
The button’s thumbnail does not change.
  • Adds a link from the button to the first marker of the track.

  • Sets the track’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Set Asset and Create Chapter Index
  • Links the button to the first of the new chapter index menus.

  • Sets this track to be the button’s thumbnail image.

  • Creates one or more new chapter index menus, depending on the number of markers and the button layout used.

  • Opens the Choose Template or Layout Style dialog so you can choose the template or layout style to use for the chapter index menus.

  • Links each chapter marker from the track to buttons on the chapter index menus.

  • Assigns the video from each marker to its button’s thumbnail.

  • Sets the track’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Create Chapter Index
  • Links the button to the first of the new chapter index menus.

  • Creates one or more new chapter index menus, depending on the number of markers and the button layout used.

  • Opens the Choose Template or Layout Style dialog so you can choose the template or layout style to use for the chapter index menus.

  • Links each chapter marker from the track to buttons on the chapter index menus.

  • Assigns the video from each marker to its button’s thumbnail.

  • Sets the track’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Dragging Multiple Existing Tracks to an Empty Area

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Buttons (default option)
  • For each track, creates a button.

  • Assigns each track as its button’s asset.

  • Adds a link from the new buttons to the first marker of the tracks.

  • Sets each track’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Dragging an Existing Story to an Empty Area

The following option appears in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Button (default option)
  • Creates a button at this menu location.

  • Assigns the video from the story’s first video clip to the new button’s thumbnail.

  • Adds a link from the new button to the story’s first video clip.

  • Sets the story’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Dragging an Existing Story to a Button

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Asset (default option)
  • Sets the video from the story’s first video clip to be the button’s thumbnail image.

  • Adds a link from the button to the story’s first video clip.

  • Sets the story’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Connect to Story
The button’s thumbnail does not change.
  • Adds a link from the button to the story’s first video clip.

  • Sets the story’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Dragging Multiple Existing Stories to an Empty Area

The following option appears in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Buttons (default option)
  • For each story, creates a button.

  • Assigns each story as its button’s asset.

  • Adds a link from the new buttons to each story’s first video clip.

  • Sets each story’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Dragging a Slideshow to an Empty Area

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Button (default option)
  • Creates a button at this menu location.

  • Assigns the first slide to its thumbnail.

  • Adds a link from the new button to the slideshow.

  • Sets the slideshow’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Create Button and Chapter Index
If the menu contains no buttons, drop zones, or text objects, this option changes to Create Chapter Index. Instead of creating a separate menu as the first chapter index menu, this menu is used. Additional chapter index menus are created if necessary.
  • Creates a button on this menu to link to the first of the new chapter index menus.

  • Creates one or more new chapter index menus, depending on the number of slides and the button layout used.

  • Opens the Choose Template or Layout Style dialog so you can choose the template or layout style to use for the chapter index menus.

  • Links each slide from the slideshow to buttons in the chapter index menus.

  • Assigns the picture from each slide to its button’s thumbnail.

  • Sets the slideshow’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Dragging a Slideshow to a Button

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Asset (default option)
  • Sets the first slide’s image to be the button’s thumbnail.

  • Adds a link from the button to the slideshow.

  • Sets the slideshow’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Connect to Slideshow
The button’s thumbnail does not change.
  • Adds a link from the button to the slideshow.

  • Sets the slideshow’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Create Chapter Index
  • Links the button to the first of the new chapter index menus.

  • Creates one or more new chapter index menus, depending on the number of slides and the button layout used.

  • Opens the Choose Template or Layout Style dialog so you can choose the template or layout style to use for the chapter index menus.

  • Links each slide from the slideshow to buttons in the chapter index menus.

  • Assigns the picture from each slide to its button’s thumbnail.

  • Sets the slideshow’s End Jump setting to this menu (if it has not already been set).

Dragging Multiple Slideshows to an Empty Area

The following option appears in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Buttons (default option)
  • Creates a button for each slideshow.

  • Assigns each slideshow as its button’s asset.

  • Adds a link from the new buttons to the slideshows.

  • Sets each slideshow’s End Jump setting to this menu (if they have not already been set).

Dragging a Menu to an Empty Area

The following option appears in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Button (default option)
  • Creates a button at this menu location.

  • Assigns the menu’s background as the button’s thumbnail.

  • Adds a link from the new button to the menu.

Dragging a Menu to a Button

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Asset (default option)
  • Sets the menu’s background to be the button’s thumbnail.

  • Adds a link from the button to the menu.

Connect to Menu
  • Adds a link from the button to the menu.

The button’s thumbnail does not change.

Dragging a Script to an Empty Area

The following option appears in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Button (default option)
  • Creates a button at this menu location.

  • Adds a link from the new button to the script.

Dragging a Script to a Button

The following option appears in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Connect to Script (default option)
  • Adds a link from the button to the script.