Premiere Elements has its own forum and you'll get more answers there. I'll move this for you.
Welcome to the forum.
When you say render Menus, exactly what do you mean?
The reason that I ask is that for smoothest playback, one can Render the Timeline, but as the Menus are added in the authoring phase, after one has edited the Timeline, they do not get Rendered per se, though that does happen to a degree, when one Previews the DVD/BD.
I sense that there might be an issue with the Menus, that you are using. If that is correct, then it might be best to give us the details of first, your Project Settings, and then which Menus you are using. I suspect that there might be a mis-match there.
Next, please let us know where you are seeing a problem with the Menus, such as in Preview, or when you burn a disc, and play it on a set top player, attached to a TV.
The more detail that you can provide, the better, as it will be easier to diagnose any problem, and offer solutions.
You will not see a full-quality version of the menu until you output your DVD or BluRay disc.
The Preview in Disc Layout is merely to test the navigation. Not to judge the quality of the menu.
Prior to writing the request...I hadn't made a disc copy of the work and
relied on the screen view of the project. I took the advice of the other
contributors, made a disc copy...and the menu screen looks good. Thanks
for moving the request to the Premier Elements group...they were very
Your comments guided me in the right direction. Once I burned a disc and
saw the menu screen...it was fine. However, in the future are there
sources where I can get different menu screens...other than the ones in
Again, thank you for your help....
There are dozens or menu templates available in Premiere Elements, and all can be customized to some extent.
However, if they aren't enought, there are additional menu templates available at sites like http://Muvipix.com.
What exactly are you looking for?
Also, you have gotten two recs. for the Menu Sets from Muvipix, and I will make that +3.
PS - predicated on Steve's Reply # 7, do you have the full compliment of Menu Sets in PrE? The reason that I ask is that the initial installation of PrE only has but a very few. The Additional Functional Content, with many more Menu Sets, Title Templates, etc., is via a second install, and some users are not clear on this. In your Library, do you have about 60 Menu Sets?