Type of Program: CDMenu Creator
Supported Platforms: Win9x/ME/NT4/2000/XP
Company Name: Klaus Schwenk Software
Version: 5.00
Price: 49.95
Installed Size: 7.3 Mb


The installation of CDMenuPro is easy and intuitive. You can place the program files where you want them.

Here is how the company describes the program:
CDMenuPro is an easy-to-use CD Menu Creator for making Autorun CD Menu applications. The program comes complete with a large number of ready-to-use templates and project assistants, which make getting fast professional results child's play.

When you first start CDMenuPro you are presented with this screen:

I decided to try for my first project the Project Assistant (Wizard). The first thing it had me do was create a Project Folder:

The menu project is created in a separate folder. This project folder will form the root directory of the CD to be created. You can create as many sub-folders as you want within the project folder.

All the documents and programs (background images, buttons, background sounds...) referenced by CDMenuPro have to be copied into this folder or one of its sub-folders.

I decided for my project to make an autorun slide show. I went to the next window which had me add all of my photos using a Windows Explorer window. I then picked a color to cover the Desktop with. I could have also then picked a background color for the menu, but since I was making a slide show I left that alone. The next Window had options for adding a background image. I left that one alone too. The next Window had adjustments for Window size. Next was Title Bar Properties. I put in the text for the Title Bar an appropriate name for the slide show. The next Window is for Sub-Menus, I choose the option of Create Single Page Menu. The next options are for Button Properties. Then Number of Buttons. Then there is the Finish Menu. It tells you that you can then:

Use the Editor to add more objects to your menu::

- Splash Screen
- Static Text
- Scrollable Text
- More Buttons
- Tool Tips
- Sound
- AVI-Trailer

When you exit you get this:
Attention !

Menus created with the unregistered version will work for 30 days subsequent to installation of the software only !

I hope that you have gotten the idea. By using the Wizard with CDMenuPro you easily create an autorun cd of any kind. Of course you don't need the Wizard to create a autorun cd with CDMenuPro.

Here are some of the other features that I'm sure you will find useful. First of all there is a what they call a ResourceBrowser. It is actually a number of pre-built templates that you can use to make your project.

Application possibilities:

CD presentations
Company presentations
Product presentations
Product catalogs
Electronic brochures
CD documentation
Slideshow CDs
A CD program archive
CD Business Cards
Autorun CD Menus
Job applications

In conclusion I think that you will agree that CDMenuPro can and will make your presentations sparkle in an easy and intuitive manner.

Try It! Buy It!

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Reviewed by Joe Tex

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