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Tips & Tricks for CD-Menu Creator

This page contain links to tips & tricks pages for SamLogic CD-Menu Creator. The tips show how to use the program in different circumstances and describe some technical details about the program. All instructions are step-by-step which makes it easy to follow and many of the tips include pictures for your easy reference. Some of the tips have also a video clip that demonstrates the tip.

 
BEGINNER

Step-by-Step Guide 
A step-by-step guide that shows how to create a basic menu with SamLogic CD-Menu Creator:
 
pil SamLogic CD-Menu Creator - Step-by-Step Guide
 

BUTTONS

Hide buttons in a menu 
Shows how to temporarily hide buttons in a menu without affecting the buttons properties:
 
pil How to hide a button in a menu
  
Adjust the position of a button in a menu
Describes how to adjust the position of a button in a menu window:
 
pil How to adjust the button's position in the menu window
  
More than one column with buttons
Describes how to create a menu interface with 2 or 3 columns with buttons:
 
pil How to create a menu interface with 3 columns with buttons
  
Unique text colors for buttons 
Describes how to create buttons with unique text colors:
 
pil How to set unique text colors for buttons
  
Button groups with titles
Describes how to create button groups where each button group has a unique title:
 
pil How to create button groups with titles
 

TITLE

Create a background effect to a title 
SamLogic CD-Menu Creator enables the use of background effects. This tip will show how to add colourful parallel lines behind a title:
 
pil How to create a background effect to a title
  
Variables in titles 
It is possible to include different variables in the title and sub title. You can for example show product name, version number and creation date in the menu window automatically:
 
pil How to use variables in a menu
   

TEXT

Unicode characters in a menu
This tip explains how to use Unicode characters in a menu:
 
pil How to use Unicode characters in a menu
  

FILES

Open a PDF document 
Describes how to open a PDF document from a menu. Informs also how to handle cases when a PDF viewer is not installed on a computer:
 
pil Tip: How to open a PDF document from a menu
  
Start an MSI installation 
Describes how to start a Windows Installer installation (MSI installation) from a menu created with CD-Menu Creator:
 
pil How to start an MSI installation from a menu
 

MENUS

Use CD-Menu Creator menu examples as templates for your menus
Describes how to use the menu interface examples that come with CD-Menu Creator as templates for your own menus:
 
pil How you use CD-Menu Creator menu examples as templates for your own menus
  
Create a Windows 8 (Metro) style menu via the template gallery
Describes how to create a Windows 8 style (Metro-style) menu by using the template gallery in CD-Menu Creator:
 
pil How to create a Windows 8 (Metro) style menu interface via the template gallery
  
Add social media icons (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+) to a menu interface
Describes how to add clickable social media icons (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+) to a menu interface. When a user clicks on an icon, the corresponding social media page is opened on the web:
 
pil How to add social media icons to a menu interface
  
Open a menu only once
Describes how to make a menu open only once:
 
pil How to create a menu that only open once
  
Create a menu interface for a USB flash drive
Describes how to use CD-Menu Creator to create a menu interface for a USB flash drive:
 
pil How to create a menu interface for a USB flash drive
  
Multiple menus
Shows how to create a menu system containing a main menu and some sub menus:
 
pil How to create multiple menus on a CD or DVD
 

DRIVE

Get the drive letter of the CD/DVD/USB flash drive where the menu is run 
Sometimes you need to know the drive letter of the CD/DVD or USB flash drive where the menu is run. This tip shows how to use a variable to get the information:
 
pil How to get the drive letter of the CD/DVD/USB flash drive where the menu is run

Personalized icon for the CD/DVD/USB flash drive

Describes how to replace the default icon with your own personalized icon:
 
pil How to create a personalized icon for your CD/DVD/USB flash drive
 

PICTURE GALLERY

How to use the Picture Gallery
This tip shows how to use the Picture Gallery in CD-Menu Creator:
 
pil How to use the Picture Gallery

How to use the Picture Gallery to show video clips
The Picture Gallery can also be used to show video clips. This tip describes how:
 
pil How to use the Picture Gallery to show video clips
 

COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS

How to use command line parameters with CD-Menu Creator
This tip describes how to use command line parameters with CD-Menu Creator's editor:
 
pil CD-Menu Creator's command line parameters
  
  

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