First make sure you actually have chapter markers. They will be green markers on the timeline. The text in the marker's comment box has to say <CHAPTER>. Nothing else. If the marker comment box does not say <CHAPTER> then you do not have a chapter marker.
If the markers are pink (on a clip in your timeline) they are not chapter markers. Even if a pink marker says <CHAPTER> in its comment box it is not a chapter marker.
Second, when you export to QT Movie, be sure to check the option called Markers > Chapter Markers
Third, in iDVD (before importing your QT Movie) be sure to set iDVD Preferences > Movies check the option When importing movies > Create chapter submenus
Thank-you for your patience. The markers are green. To add a marker, I've hit the "m" key twice, which brings up a chapter marker menu. In the menu I typed my chapter name then hit add chapter. I then typed the name of the chapter where <chapter> is written and hit save or okay (I can't remember what is says. Looking at the timeline, the markers are green and if I move the cursor over them and hit "m" again to bring it up for review, it still says the name of the chapter at the top and the name is the area that was <chapter>.
Also, I have made sure to check the option called Markers > Chapter Markers.
I will check the settings on my iDVD program. However, I've never made any changes to this and I've burned countless iMovie projects with chapters, all without incident.
I'm at a loss and becoming frusttrated as my window is closing shortly to get this into production. Please let me know if I've overlooked anything.
I then typed the name of the chapter where <chapter> is written and hit save or okay
That's the cause of the problem. The COMMENT block must contain ONLY the text <CHAPTER>. That is what makes the marker a chapter marker. Since you typed in the name of your chapter instead, you turned the marker into comment marker, not a Chapter Marker. Don't put any other text in the COMMENT field if you want the marker to be a chapter marker. Just the text <CHAPTER>.
If you want to give the chapter a name, enter it in the NAME field (which is above the COMMENT field).
Note: Credit to Ken Stone for the above image. If you want to read more about chapter markers, please refer to his excellent article "Compression and Chapter Markers."
I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE YOUR HELP, ALONG WITH KEN (yes, I'm yelling. I'm that happy). That was my problem. I "over-thought" the chapter marker name and wanted to be sure the name that I selected showed where and when, so I also put the chapter name in the Comment section and deleted <CHAPTER> in doing so.
One last question and I'll go to bed and not bother you any more this evening.
Somewhere,somehow, I changed the picture ratio button that is at the top of the canvas and viewer. This caused all of me pictures to be off-center. I know that is was set originally at 66. I've tried 100 and this did not work. I changed the check box to: Fit to window; Fit all, both with a check mark for correct for aspect ratio. The closet I can get to 66 is 69% by using Fit all, with the "correct for aspect ratio" unchecked. Is there a way to get it back to 66?
Thanks again for all of your help on this thread!