How to Create Professional Autorun CD Menus with CD Menu Pro 4.12.01
If you want to make a lasting impression on your customers, partners, or potential employers, you need to present your CD or DVD with a professional and user-friendly autorun menu. An autorun menu is a graphical interface that automatically pops up when you insert a CD or DVD into your drive. It allows you to easily access the contents of the disc, such as presentations, documents, applications, slideshows, or videos.
One of the best tools for creating autorun menus is CD Menu Pro 4.12.01, a Windows software that lets you design and customize your own CD menus with drag-and-drop interface, project assistants, and templates. CD Menu Pro 4.12.01 supports all 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating systems and works with CDs, DVDs, and USB sticks.
In this article, we will show you how to create a professional autorun menu with CD Menu Pro 4.12.01 in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Download and install CD Menu Pro 4.12.01
The first step is to download and install CD Menu Pro 4.12.01 on your computer. You can get a free 30-day trial version from the official website: http://www.cdmenupro.com/download.htm. The download version includes the ResourceBrowser with 6 templates. If you want to access more templates, you can order the program CD (CD on demand) from the same website.
After downloading the setup file (cdmenupe65000.exe), run it and follow the instructions to install CD Menu Pro 4.12.01 on your computer.
Step 2: Start a new project
The next step is to start a new project in CD Menu Pro 4.12.01. To do this, launch the program and click on \"New Project\" in the main window. You will see a dialog box where you can choose a project type: Autorun CD Menu or Frontend Menu.
An Autorun CD Menu is suitable for CDs and DVDs that contain presentations, documents, applications, or other files that can be opened by external programs. A Frontend Menu is suitable for USB sticks or CDs and DVDs that contain self-contained applications or programs that run directly from the disc.
For this example, we will choose Autorun CD Menu as our project type and click \"Next\".
Step 3: Choose a template
The next step is to choose a template for your autorun menu. A template is a predefined layout and design that you can customize later with your own content and graphics.
CD Menu Pro 4.12.01 offers several templates for different purposes, such as business presentations, product introductions, documentations, slideshows, etc. You can browse the templates in the ResourceBrowser window and preview them in the Preview window.
For this example, we will choose the \"Business Presentation\" template and click \"Next\".
Step 4: Edit the menu elements
The next step is to edit the menu elements according to your needs and preferences. A menu element is any object that appears on your autorun menu, such as buttons, menu bars, pop-up menus, selection boxes, text fields, images, etc.
You can edit the menu elements in the Editor window by using the drag-and-drop interface or the properties dialog box. You can change the size, position, color, font, style, action, sound, tooltip, etc. of each element.
For this example, we will edit the title text field to change its text to \"CD Menu Pro 4.12.01 Serial Key\". We will also edit the button labels and actions to link them to our files on the disc.
Step 5: Test and publish your autorun menu
The final step is to test and publish your autorun menu. You can test your menu in the Preview window by clicking on \"Test\" in the main window. You can also test your menu on a virtual drive by clicking on \"Virtual Drive\" in the main window. aa16f39245