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iDVD 08 Font Problem

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AHF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 12, 2007 7:18 AM
Hi Guys,

I use iDVD an awful lot for my business, I have just upgraded to '08 and it took a bit of getting used to but its OK now (the whole "command and click" to alter a drop zone picture is a tad odd...)

I have encountered a problem and I wondered if anyone had any help to offer.

I am currently using the theme "Reflection White" which was part of the last iDVD. When I try and copy/paste the text on the menu that says "Reflection Main" it doesn't paste it in the same style - (at an angle, with the rest of the menu).

Does anyone know how to sort this issue out, it seems like a huge step backward to remove this feature so I am hoping it is just me not knowing how to do something correctly in '08.

If this isn't making sense I will happily post a screen grab etc. Thanks in advance.
Power Mac G5 Quad, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Len Goff Level 6 Level 6 (17,905 points)
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    Aug 12, 2007 10:00 AM (in response to AHF)
    Welcome to iDVD Discussions.



    I'm pretty sure that oddity was in version 6 too. Try this: Once you have the text on the menu the way you want it, switch family menus twice. So if you're on Main menu, click on a Chapters menu and then back again.
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  • SDIllini Level 6 Level 6 (16,670 points)
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    Aug 13, 2007 8:17 AM (in response to AHF)
    Perhaps I am missing the point, but can't you simply type it out again instead of copying & pasting?

    Sue
    iMac G5 1.8 GHz 20FP /(2) iMac G4 800MHz 17FP, Mac OS X (10.4.10), OS X 10.3.9 / iLife 4,5,6 Superdrives/ 1 G RAM / QT6 pro
  • SDIllini Level 6 Level 6 (16,670 points)
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    Aug 13, 2007 9:57 AM (in response to AHF)
    Yikes! That would be very frustrating.

    Sorry I wasn't any help!

    Sue
    iMac G5 1.8 GHz 20FP /(2) iMac G4 800MHz 17FP, Mac OS X (10.4.10), OS X 10.3.9 / iLife 4,5,6 Superdrives/ 1 G RAM / QT6 pro
  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
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    Aug 13, 2007 10:04 AM (in response to SDIllini)
    Perhaps I am missing the point, but can't you simply type it out again instead of copying & pasting?



    Sue,

    I just tried that (typing) in both the 4:3 and 16:9 versions and everything seem to work properly.

    We must be missing some detail of what the OP is trying to do.

    Fred
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  • F Shippey Level 7 Level 7 (21,500 points)
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    Aug 13, 2007 3:06 PM (in response to AHF)
    OK - when you type in the title block you get slanted text. If you want to add additional text somewhere on the menu screen using 'add text' is is straight.

    I would suggest using a different text font in the 'add text' box so that it doesn't match the slanted text and look out of place.

    But I still don't understand why you can't simply type 'The Wedding of <cr> Belinda & Ryan' in the title block. This will produce your desired title using two lines. (Where <cr> is the return key.)

    F Shippey
    933mhz G4 Quicksilver and 1.33Ghz G4 12 Al PowerBook with OS 10.4.9., Mac OS X (10.4.10), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
  • coldsweat Calculating status...
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    Aug 20, 2007 8:34 AM (in response to AHF)
    Im having the exact same issue - my problem is that I want 2 words in different fonts, one above the other.

    With the old version, it was a doddle, just copy & paste to get two text boxes - both with the same perspective, but with the new version it just wont happen & it's really annoying.

    Please help us!
    Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Len Goff Level 6 Level 6 (17,905 points)
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    Aug 20, 2007 9:45 AM (in response to coldsweat)
    +Please help us!+

    Apple doesn't read this group. They do read this:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/idvd.html
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  • leish2 Calculating status...
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    Aug 21, 2007 11:30 AM (in response to AHF)
    You want to create a "sub Menu" ... you can do a right+click to bring up a contextual menu ... or copy and paste the sub menu that is already there.

    Didn't have time to check to see if you can have different fonts for the different sub-menus but I doubt it.

    Mike
    MacBook Core2 2 Gigs or RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
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