Now I'm sorting of jumping the gun a little bit here as we've not really started a project yet. However I want to walk through an overview of the various different functions that once allocated together make up the Studio part of Camtasia Studio. We looked at the Recorder Section in the previous tutorial, here in this tutorial we're going to look at creating menus. So that our finished movies can be viewable controlled on one central area. So imagine I wanted to create a central starting point, ie a menu for the six tutorials you've watched so far in this VTC course, well here's what I do. From here within Camtasia 7, I can open the Menumaker by going to Tools and then rolling down to Studio Tools and then across to Camtasia Menumaker and clicking there of course opens this Menumaker User Interface. You can see it's named as Camtasia Menumaker in the middle. Right as you'll probably notice, we've got the usual Menu Buttons up here, starting with File, where we can Create a New Project or Open a Project or indeed Choose a Template and in fact what we'll do in a few moments time is we will use a template to get us started. Notice also we have other familiar Menu Buttons such as Edit and View and Tools and Help. And below these Menu Buttons we have these Quick Icon Buttons such as this first one to Create a New Project. So that's what I'm going to do, I'll Create a New Project by clicking on it and as soon as I do this Welcome User Interface opens up with two Radio Button options and I'm asked the question, what do you want to do? Do you want to Create a New Project using the Wizard or do you want to Create a New Project and in brackets, advanced. Well seeing as we've just started let's use the Wizard Method, so I'll leave the top one there, the Wizard Option Radio Buttoned and I'll OK it and now I'm offered a choice of various templates I could choose from within this Basic Templates Folder. Scrolling down, notice there are quite a number to choose from, you're bound to find one. So just work your way through, click on each of them and just choose which visually stimulates you and you think would work with your project. Now I'm going to choose that one there, Tamaracks and I'll hit Next and from here I need to add the movie files to include. So simply enough, click on Add Files and from this point we see these six tutorials that we've watched so far in this VTC course. Now of course you're going to have to navigate to the relevant movies that you want to include. Right, I'll select the first one and then the last one as well, that means that I've got them all selected and then I'll OK it, which now means these six tutorial movie files will now be available from my menu. Great, but there is a problem, notice they're in reverse order, well we can rectify this. If I click on the first one there, the top one with the Numeric Starter 0205, well with it highlighted, click the Move Down Button a few times until you move it right down to the foot and I'll do the same thing with 0204. I'll hit Move Down a few times until it's just situated above 0205. Okay. Well this method of moving the tutorials around is problematic when we've only got these 6, but if you've got quite a number, maybe you've got 50 different movies that you want to include, well moving them around like this would be fairly time consuming. So here's what you could do, hit the Sort by Name Button and then instantly that puts them in numerical order and once you're satisfied, just hit Next. Okay. So now from here we need to give this project a title in this Menu Field. I'll call it VTC Test and then I'll hit Finish and there we go, we now have the template image with a list of titles superimposed over the top. Just out of habit I'll hit Save there just to make sure and I'll OK it. Now I could accept the Template Properties as they are or I could click here on Edit Menu Properties and it's here that many options are available to customize your menu. For example, I'll change the actual size of the menu from 640 by 480 to my tutorial size footprint of 1024 by 768. Okay. So the menu size itself will be exactly the same as the actual tutorials. Notice there are other options too, maybe you want to change the background color, well click here and change it and then just hit Apply. I think these options here are fairly self explanatory, notice too that there are 4 Menu Tabs, General which is what we're on at the moment. We've got Cursor, List and Content and if I click on the Cursor Tab well I can add mouse click sounds or mouse hover sounds and if I want to hear what this sounds like, if I want to audition it, then just click the Speaker there and you'll get a quick audition sound of it. Now I've actually got the audio muted of this screen recording so you want to hear it, but you know where it is if you want to try it out. Okay. Right I'll move over to the List Tab and then the Content Tab. So have a look around these two tabs and see what you might want to change. I'll go back to General and I'll OK it. Now I want to move my Text Links Area to the center of the image, so I'll left-click on it and drag it and position it where I want it to go but of course, you choose where you want your titles to go with your particular project. And once you thing you're satisfied, to test what we have so far, click this Icon Button, the Test Menu Button and as soon as you do, it now becomes live and when you roll over with your mouse, you'll see the text change color, ready to be clicked and of course if you did click on one of these, then that movie would fire open. Okay. Right that's the Camtasia Menumaker, well an overview of it anyway. As I said at the beginning of this tutorial, we've not really started a project yet, so of course I haven't gone through every single parameter. Right, we'll move forward now and I'll see you in the next tutorial.
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