It sounds like you have gotten the Time Stretch Tool selected. Not sure if this works the same way in PrE, but in PrPro, you can hit the V key, to change from other Cursors to the Selection Tool, the little arrow. You might also be able to clear this if you go to Window>Reset Workspace. The Time Stretch can be accessed by clicking on the little "clock," or from the Toolbar at the top of the GUI.
In PrPro, one has a full Toolbox available, but my PrE 4 does not have that, and I do not know if it has been added in later versions.
PS - Welcome to the forum!
Thank you for your help. This was the first time that I've used Premiere
Elements and it has been quite a learning curve. I think that I am over the
hump and well on the way to creating a combination slide and video show.
After a few hours of trying to clear the cursor problem with many restarts I
turned the program off and shut down the computer for the night. This
morning the program ran as if nothing ever happened and I was able to
Thank you again,
For a "quick start" with PrE, I strongly recommend Steve Grisetti's Basic Training series, at Muvipix. Along with that, he also has a full Learning Series there, plus has written several very good books on PrE, including one on Tips & Tricks in PrE. I highly recommend his books. You will not find any better way to learn PrE.
One other advantage of buying my books over, say, the Dummies books -- is that I'm here and on the forum at http://Muvipix.com every day, so you can always ask me a question about anything you read in them!
Quick question: have you updated the combo PSE/PrE Version 7 book for a combo for Version 8? I know that you have some stand-alone PrE 8 books, but have not seen a new one for the "bundle." Maybe I just missed it in the "store."
Yes, Bill. There is a combo Photo Elements/Premiere Elements for version 8 as well. Thanks for asking!
Great! If it's half as good as the PrE 7 edition (and I feel confident that it is - knowing who put it together), I can freely recommend that edition to all with the bundle.
I still feel that your Muvipix books fill in the void of no manual, better than any that I have seen. That is why I so highly recommend them - just like Jeff Bellune's excellent Adobe Encore book. Might be a few others, that are good too, but I've yet to find any that meet the standards that you, and Jeff, have set.
Thanks for the info,