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Saving and Loading Custom DVD Menus in ProShow

Creating a custom built DVD menu in ProShow is a great way to add a polished touch to your slideshows. But did you know that you don’t have to go in and create one from scratch each time? For Producer users, you can save and load menus you’ve previously created. Then just swap out your show title, thumbnails and you’re done!

Here’s how to save and load a custom menu in ProShow Producer.

Let’s say you’ve just finished creating a spectacular custom menu for your DVD. Don’t lose all that work and have to recreate a new menu from scratch for your next project.

Save your menu layout by clicking the small disc icon towards the top right of the Create DVD dialog. You’ll be prompted to give your menu a name and save it. Be sure and save your menu in a place you know you’ll be able to find it and hit OK.

To open and load a menu you’ve previously saved, hit the open folder icon towards the top right of the Create DVD dialog. You’ll be prompted to search your computer for the menu file you’ve saved (.mnu), once you find it hit Open and it will appear as your DVD menu.

A few changes and you’ll have a polished menu and you’re on your way to burn your DVD! This works for all menus you create in ProShow including Blu-ray, Autorun CD and more!

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Amanda works in Photodex's marketing department and heads up the company's pr and events efforts. She loves photography, living in Austin and making slideshows.