Drop Palette for Layered Menus—Dragging Assets

The following sections list the choices in the Drop Palette that appear when you drag assets to an empty area or button in a layered menu.

Dragging a Motion Video Asset to an Empty Area

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

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

  • Creates a new track with this video.

  • Assigns matching audio as the track’s audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

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

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

Create Button and Chapter Index
Use this option with video that has had chapter markers added with Compressor, Final Cut Express, or Final Cut Pro.
  • Creates a track and adds the chapter markers to it.

  • Assigns matching audio as the track’s audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

  • 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 (using the standard method), 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 new track to buttons on the chapter index menus.

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

Dragging a Motion Video Asset to a Button

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Track (default option)
  • Creates a new track with this video.

  • Assigns matching audio as the track’s audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

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

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

Create Chapter Index
Use this option with video that has had chapter markers added with Compressor, Final Cut Express, or Final Cut Pro.
  • Creates a track and adds the chapter markers to it.

  • Assigns matching audio as the track’s audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

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

  • Creates one or more new chapter index menus (using the standard method), 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 new track to buttons on the chapter index menus.

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

Dragging a Video/Audio Pair to an Empty Area

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

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

  • Creates a new track with this video and audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

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

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

Create Button and Chapter Index
Use this option with video that has had chapter markers added with Compressor, Final Cut Express, or Final Cut Pro.
  • Creates a track and adds the chapter markers to it.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

  • 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 (using the standard method), 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 new track to buttons on the chapter index menus.

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

Dragging a Video/Audio Pair to a Button

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Track (default option)
  • Creates a new track with this video and audio.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

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

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

Create Chapter Index
Use this option with video that has had chapter markers added with Compressor, Final Cut Express, or Final Cut Pro.
  • Creates a track and adds the chapter markers to it.

  • Names the track the same as the video asset.

  • Sets the new track’s End Jump setting to this menu.

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

  • Creates one or more new chapter index menus (using the standard method), 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 new track to buttons on the chapter index menus.

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

Dragging a Single-Layer Still Picture to an Empty Area

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Overlay (default option)
  • Uses the picture as this menu’s overlay.

Create Standard Submenu
  • Creates a button at this menu location.

  • Creates a new standard menu with this picture as the background.

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

Dragging a Single-Layer Still Picture to a Button

The following option appears in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Standard Submenu (default option)
  • Creates a new standard menu with this picture as the background.

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

Dragging a Multiple-Layer Still Picture to an Empty Area

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Set Background—All Layers Visible (default option)
Once set, you can disable layers in the Menu Inspector.
  • Uses the picture as this menu’s background, with all layers visible.

Set Background—No Layers Visible
Once set, you can enable layers in the Menu Inspector.
  • Uses the picture as this menu’s background, with no layers visible.

Set Overlay
Once set, you can select the layer to use as the overlay in the Menu Inspector.
  • Uses the picture as this menu’s overlay, with no layers assigned to the overlay.

Create Standard Submenu
Once set, you can enable layers for the new menu in the Menu Inspector.
  • Creates a button at this menu location.

  • Creates a new standard menu with this picture as the background, with no layers visible.

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

Create Layered Submenu
Once set, you can enable layers for the new menu in the Menu Inspector.
  • Creates a button at this menu location.

  • Creates a new layered menu with this picture as the background, with no layers visible.

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

Dragging a Multiple-Layer Still Picture to a Button

The following options appear in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Standard Submenu (default option)
Once set, you can enable layers for the new menu in the Menu Inspector.
  • Creates a new standard menu with this picture as the background, with no layers visible.

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

Create Layered Submenu
Once set, you can enable layers for the new menu in the Menu Inspector.
  • Creates a new layered menu with this picture as the background, with no layers visible.

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

Dragging Multiple Still Pictures (or a Folder) to an Empty Area

The following option appears in the Drop Palette:

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

  • Creates a new slideshow.

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

  • Sets the slideshow’s End Jump setting to this menu.

Dragging Multiple Still Pictures (or a Folder) to a Button

The following option appears in the Drop Palette:

Drop Palette options
Actions
Create Slideshow (default option)
  • Creates a new slideshow.

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

  • Sets the slideshow’s End Jump setting to this menu.