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The file menu

Apart from the standard new/open/save entries you'll find a few other subjects here, like export, preview, properties and printing.

New cd-cover

Trying to create a new project will show you a dialog that lets you choose a booklet or up to two other types. This guarantees, that the whole project will fit on one sheet of din-a4-paper when printed.


This menu-item gives you the possibility to open your own saved project. CDox files end with *.cdx.


When you've opened a project (cover), and you've changed it's layout, you'll see an astrix (*) behind the name of the title of this project. When you klick save, the changes will automatically be saved in this file (filename). Is the title of the title-bar: Untitled*, you'll be prompted to select a file to save this project to, you can either use an old file, or type a new file-name in the text-field of the filechooser. CDox-files end with *.cdx, e.g.: your-filename.cdx!


If you're not sure that the changes you've made are better than the old, you can use this menu-item to save the current-project to another file (as the current one). You'll be prompted to select a file. This means you'll have to files of the (almost) same project on disk. Note that the name in the title-bar will change to the last saved-as filename. If you click save, all changes are saved to the current file, not to the old file.


When you find your CD-Cover is a real piece of art, you're able to export it as an image,(to show your friends etc). You can export it in two different types of formats: jpeg(loss of quality) or png(lossless but larger as Jpeg). When you've not selected a format it will be automatically saved as a jpeg.


This menu-item lets you preview the current cover. This can be handy to view the cover the way it will be printed on paper. This menu-item will open a window with on the bottom right a button which says: "Show in gray". This comes in handy if you have a gray-scale-printer. Clicking on this button will automatically change its text to: "Show in color". If your not satisfied with the way the cover looks you can change it and than call reload.


When using this menu entry for the first time, a dialog will pop up asking for the desired CD type. This has only an effect on the type of dialog/information used for your project. There exist two types of CDs at this time, audio and video. The dialogs speak for themselves. For specialities read further.


In the text-field "track-title" you can enter the name of the tracks (songs). If you've entered the first tracktitle, press the "add"-button. The time-fields will not be added if you've not supplied one (e.g. it reads 0:0) else the result will be as followed: With the moveup- and movedown-buttons you can move a selected track up and down the list, the track-count will stay of course. Added all tracks? just click "ok" and the properties will be saved with this project.


Not much difference to the audio type here. Except the tracks are missing, and there is only one field for the length (in hours/minutes).

Fill cover

If you've composed your own cd, you'll probably want to make your own cd-cover with its tracks. You can fill you're cover with the properties you've entered (see: Properties) by pressing this menu-item. If you didn't enter the properties yet, you'le be prompted the properties dialog. This means the properties of the cd are added to this projects automatically. Just press ok if you're finished, and the cover(s) will be filled. A frontside will have the artist and the (sub)title, a backside will have the artist and title (seperated by a "-") on the sides and the tracks in the middle, a booklet will have the tracks on the left and the artist and (sub)title on the right. This is an easy way to create your own home made cover!
For the video type, a front consists of the title and subtitle, a back (or the left side of the booklet) will consist of the title as borders and the title (and length in brackets), the format and the description. As always, just try it out.