I am part of a video production and editing group and running APE7.0. We use a standard Disk Menu/Start page "Countdown". One of our members is running APE8 and can't find Disk Menu/Start page "Countdown". Has it been eliminated or did she delete it by mistake. I have looked throught all the themes and no "Countdown". Is there any was to add it back or get it in the first palce.
Cupertino Senior TV Productions
Premiere Elements 7 and Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1 both have included in the Disc Menus section of the program Entertainment/Countdown. That particular DVD Template Countdown is no longer included in Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1 and 10. Is your associate sure of the version in use?
It is highly unlikely that your associate deleted it by mistake unless she was in the Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1 program files of the computer, possibly modifying the .psd for the Countdown template there. So, best look to see if the Countdown Folder and its contents still exist in that version 8.0/8.0.1 program files. If the computer operating system is Windows 7, then go the route:
Local C drive\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Premiere Elements 8.0\DVD Templates\Common\Entertainment\Countdown.
Where is the installation disc for Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1? Why not reinstall the disc menus?
Tanks AT, that sets me off in the right direction and I need to find another disk menu if we move to 9 or 10. I'll check out her installation disk. So, I should be able to just install disk menues.
Will let you know how it works out.
It is interesting that all her DVD Template folders were empty with the exception of Fun. Adobe/India did some stuff to her computer to fix some other problems. That's one reason I avoided a reinstall.
But, based on you information I was able to find Countdown on my computer and drop into her DVD templates folder... and it worked just fine. I now see that I mostlikely could have taken the DVD Templates folder an dropped it into her computer. Countdown is all we need for now.
Will I be able to do the same thing for APE 9 nad 10?
Thank you for your help.
Yes, as Steve mentions, the format of the Menu Sets has remained the same, since PrE 3.
I would Copy the full folder with Countdown, or other Menu Sets, as there are several other files, such as the PNG images, that provide the "thumbnails" in the Create Menu Panel. Also, some Menu Sets also have Motion Assets and Audio, so keeping the folder, and any additional files, is a good method.