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In Encore CS5 Essential Training, author Chad Perkins gives an extensive overview of Encore CS5, Adobe's powerful application for authoring DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and Flash-based video for the web. This course covers adding audio and subtitle tracks, creating image slideshows, and using Encore as a presentation tool. Also explained are the Blu-ray enhancements in CS5, and advanced techniques such as creating games and hidden content for disc menus. Exercise files are included with the course.
If you ever need to edit buttons, or rather, edit the components of buttons, it's just as easy as creating them. Here we have a menu that I've put a little bit more effort into, and we have this Set Up button looking pretty good here, a cloud with the text setup centered in it. But here we have Scenes as text moving off of the cloud. That's not good. And here we have the Play All text in the right spot, but the clouds move. So what I want to do is move the cloud part of this button and with the text part of this button and fix things. But when we click on these buttons, all we get are the buttons themselves.
I'm just going to undo that by hitting Command+Z or Ctrl+Z on the PC. What I need access to, in this situation, are the individual components of the button, the text, the cloud. So what I'm going to do is choose the white arrow, the Direct Select tool. Usually, it's a general rule that the Selection tool selects entire objects or groups of objects, and then if you need to whittle down and select a component or a piece of that object, then that is what we use the Direct Select tool for. So what I'm going to do now with my white arrow, my Direct Selection tool, is click on any one of these components.
I'll click on the cloud here. Now I could click and drag and move the cloud into place. I could also click and drag the Scenes text and move that into place. So again, we can adjust the individual components of buttons, not just the entire button itself, by using the Direct Select tool.
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