20 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2013 7:12 PM by the_wine_snob RSS

    Where are all the menu templates?

    Sialis

      I want to try and use a Menu at the start of a project that i have just finished but the version of Premiere Elements 10 that I loaded on my computer only has 1 un-attractive template.  I understand there should be a selection to chose from, but where are they and how do I access them?

        • 1. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
          John T Smith CommunityMVP

          This says version 11, but I think the process is the same http://forums.adobe.com/message/5369141#5369141

          • 2. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
            the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

            Welcome to the forum.

             

            The Menus (part of the Additional Functional Content, or AFC), is a separate installation, from either a disc in the physical media pack, or as a separate download and install, from the downloaded version. Did you install that AFC material?

             

            Good luck,

             

            Hunt

            • 3. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
              A.T. Romano Community Member

              Sialis

               

              If you do not have a Content installation disc for your Premiere Elements 10, then you are going to download the Content for that

              version from Adobe.

               

              I have just gone through the details on that matter in a recent post here and have also written up the details in a blog post.

              http://www.atr935.blogspot.com/2013/10/pe-7-8-910-content-download.html

               

              Please review the blog post. If any questions, please do not hesitate to ask for clarification on anything that I have written.

               

              If you do have a Content installation from a boxed purchase, that is the best and most convenient scenario. If so, look for the disc that specifically is labelled Content for your version and operating system.

               

              Please update us on your results.

               

              Thanks.

               

              ATR

              • 4. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                Sialis Community Member

                Hi

                Thanks for the response and welcome.  The programme was bought as a package

                with Photoshop 10 and this contained 5 discs which, if I remember rightly,

                were loaded as requested during installation.  I have looked at each of the

                discs and the information supplied with them, but there is nothing to

                indicate which disc might contain the AFC, nor how to obtain this material

                from any other source.  I am reluctant to simply put discs into the drive

                in case this affects the programme already installed and the projects it

                contains.  Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

                 

                I could simply cut discs as a simple run video with menu markers to allow

                for fast forwarding to the main features, but I want to give the finished

                work to some other people and thought it would be better if they could

                navigate to specific sections, hence the need to use a suitable Menu

                template

                 

                Regards

                • 5. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                  A.T. Romano Community Member

                  Sialis

                   

                  If you purchased Photoshop Elements 10 bundled with Premiere Elements 10, then you have 5 installations discs.

                  We seem to agree on that. But, after that, I am not sure what you are looking at, especially when you write:

                   

                  I have looked at each of the

                  discs and the information supplied with them, but there is nothing to

                  indicate which disc might contain the AFC, nor how to obtain this material

                  from any other source.

                   

                  Look for the word CONTENT on disc 4 and 5 discs, not Hunt's designation AFC.

                   

                  Disc 1 of 5

                  Disc 2 of 5

                  Disc 3 of 5

                  Disc 4 of 5 - If Premiere Elements 10 is on Windows, then you use this disc to install CONTENT

                  Disc 5 of 5 - If Premiere Elements 10 is on Mac, then you use this disc to install CONTENT.

                   

                  CONTENT includes Premiere Elements 10 content for Instant Movie, DVD Templates, etc.

                   

                  That CONTENT that you will be installing from the disc is the same as you would get from Adobe online

                   

                  Adobe Premiere Elements 10 Content 1

                  Adobe Premiere Elements 10 Content 2

                  Adobe Premiere Elements 10 Content 3

                  Adobe Premiere Elements 10 HD Content 1

                  Adobe Premiere Elements 10 HD Content 2

                  Adobe Premiere Elements 10 HD Content 3

                   

                  Explore the CONTENT installation disc to prove it to yourself.

                   

                  To install Premiere Elements 10 Content from the right disc, you insert the disc in the tray of the DVD burner and follow the AutoPlay of the disc and follow the instructions.

                   

                  If you no longer have the disc, then check out the instructions for installation of CONTENT from Adobe via the link given.

                   

                  Please let us know if you are now clear on the above.

                   

                  Thanks.

                   

                  ATR

                   

                  Add On...Did you read my how to in post 3 of this thread?

                  • 6. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                    A.T. Romano Community Member

                    Sialis

                     

                    I thought that this screenshot of the Premiere Elements 10 Windows Content disc might help.

                     

                    Disc-1.jpg

                    ATR

                    • 7. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                      the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                      ATR,

                       

                      Thank you for that screen-shot of the AFC disc for PrE 10. That should solve the problem.

                       

                      Appreciated,

                       

                      Hunt

                      • 8. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                        A.T. Romano Community Member

                        Hunt,

                         

                        It may be your designation AFC that is confusing the user who is looking for a AFC, instead of CONTENT, on the CONTENT installation disc.

                         

                        But, let us not take anything for granted. Let us see how the details play out.

                         

                        ATR

                        • 9. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                          the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                          Well, that is why I identified it, in the first reply as "Additional Functional Content, " Adobe's term for it.

                           

                          Hunt

                          • 10. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                            A.T. Romano Community Member

                            Hunt,

                             

                            I have been involved with many versions of Premiere Elements  going back to Premiere Elements 2 and I have never heard Premiere Elements Content referred to as "additional functional content". So, if Adobe has been using that term to describe Premiere Elements Content, I guess I may have missed it in all these years. Rather, I suspect that the term is used in Premiere Pro circles, and there I am not sure what that AFC would represent...Instant Movie Themes, DVD Templates, Titles & Text, Music, other?

                            http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/library-functional-content-missing.html

                             

                            I smiled thinking about this. If Adobe has opted to call Content for these Pro products Additional Functional Content, is that meant to imply that it offers a bunch of Additional Nonfunctional Content as well?

                             

                            We both have covered the different nuances in the naming of what is being sought, and where to find Premiere Elements Content has been elaborated on in great detail. So, looking forward to update from Sialis that Premiere Elements 10 Content was found and is being used, hopefully functionally.

                             

                            ATR

                            • 11. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                              the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                              ATR,

                               

                              That term, "Additional Functional Content," has been used by Adobe, since Premiere (precursor of PrPro) 6.0, and then Adobe Encore, as of version 1.0. Not sure how you have missed it, all those years?

                               

                              The Additional Functional Content has been Menus and Titles, that are not installed with the programs.

                               

                              Until PrPro CS 3, PrPro could also do about the same authoring, that is still available in PrE. As of PrPro CS 3, that Additional Functional Content was included with Adobe Encore, which was included with PrPro, as of CS 3.

                               

                              The term has been around for more than ten years now.

                               

                              Hunt

                              • 12. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                                A.T. Romano Community Member

                                Hunt,

                                 

                                Your reply seems to prove what I suspected.

                                 

                                There is not a single Premiere Elements mention in your explanation of Additional Functional Content and its origins - all references to Pro products. Can you point me to one Premiere Elements article which describes its Content as Additional Functional Content? If you can, I apologize for missing those articles. Whether or not Pro and Elements versions have any similarities is neither here nor there in this instance of pointing a Premiere Elements user to a named Premiere Elements feature. But, I have no more to add. My post 10 has the essentials of what I have been trying to point out to you.

                                 

                                We await good news from Sialis.

                                 

                                ATR

                                • 13. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                                  Sialis Community Member

                                  Many thanks ATR

                                   

                                  That is very clear.  I do have discs 4 & 5 with CONTENTS on the labels so I

                                  will do as you suggest and install the missing templates.

                                   

                                  Thanks

                                  Sialis

                                  • 14. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                                    Sialis Community Member

                                    Many Thanks ATR & Hunt,

                                     

                                    Disc 4 had an Autorun exe and it loaded all of the Contents on that disc.

                                    It did not say go to Disc 5 and when I then inserted Disc 5, this contained

                                    no autorun command so I perhaps I should not have clicked finish when Disc

                                    4 completed loading.  Anyway, from Disc 4 there is now a selection of Menu

                                    templates, though having had a brief look through them, non that I would

                                    actually consider using without extensive modification, but at least the

                                    basics of the buttons etc will be there.  It remains a mystery as to what

                                    was contained on Disc 5.

                                     

                                    Thanks again (I enjoyed your discussion by the way)

                                     

                                    Sialis

                                    • 15. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                                      A.T. Romano Community Member

                                      Sialis

                                       

                                      Thank you for the follow up with the good news that you had Premiere Elements 10 Content disc 4 (labelled "4 of 5") and were able to use that to install the Premiere Elements 10 Windows Content.

                                       

                                      Let me further clarify the point that you made about the disc that you describe as "Disc 5". That disc does

                                      not apply to you so you do not use it at all. That "Disc 5" (labelled "5 of 5") is for the Mac Premiere Elements 10 user

                                      which you are not. Note the markings on the disc 5 of 5 as shown in the screenshot below:

                                      Disc5-1.jpg

                                      Although Adobe supplies 5 discs with the bundled Photoshop Elements 10 and Premiere Elements 10, they are not ALL to be used by a given user. There are certain ones for the Windows user and certain ones for the Mac user. You need to check out the markings on the discs. If I recall

                                       

                                      Disc 1 of 5 is for Windows other than Windows 7 64 bit

                                      Disc 2 of 5 is for Windows 7 64 bit

                                      Disc 3 of 5 is for Mac

                                      Disc 4  of 5 is for Windows CONTENT

                                      Disc 5 of 5 is for Mac CONTENT

                                       

                                      So, if you have Premiere Elements 10 on Windows 7 64 bit your only focus should be on disc 2 and 4.

                                       

                                      Please do not hesitate to ask if you need clarification on anything that I have written. For now, we check out the disc menu customization that you can do within the program at the level of the Disc Menus section of Premiere Elements 10.

                                      Explore and experiment. We are here if you need any help after you explore and experiment with the disc menus.

                                       

                                      Thanks for the opportunity to help.

                                       

                                      ATR

                                      • 16. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                                        the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                                        ATR,

                                         

                                        I am going with the exact terms used for many years by Adobe, the makers of the software. I see that Adobe is still using that term as of CS 6: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1229875 In the Reply #1 with a reprint from the one-line manual, the word "additional" has been omitted here, but "functional content" is prominently displayed. As there is a limited set of "functional content" installed, whether PrPro, AE, Encore or others, any other "functional content" is "additional."

                                         

                                        Hunt

                                        • 17. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                                          A.T. Romano Community Member

                                          Hunt,

                                           

                                          The important news is that Sialis has gotten the Premiere Elements 10 Content installed, and it is ready for use.

                                           

                                          That was the goal of Sialis, you, I, and all. Mission accomplished.

                                           

                                          ATR

                                          • 18. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                                            the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                                            That is good news, and discussing the minutiae of the semantics of Adobe’s own references is possibly counter productive to the OP, but then I detect some aggression from you on that matter.

                                             

                                             

                                            That the “content” was found is excellent.

                                             

                                             

                                            Hunt

                                            • 19. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                                              A.T. Romano Community Member

                                              Hunt,

                                               

                                              Specifying the exact name CONTENT on the Premiere Elements disc was very productive in this instance and far from minutiae.

                                               

                                              ATR

                                              • 20. Re: Where are all the menu templates?
                                                the_wine_snob CommunityMVP

                                                Ah, would that be the CONTENT that is both "additional," and "functional?"

                                                 

                                                Hunt