Designing a disc
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Normally you would invoke the Burner from withing the application by selecting images or folder that should be burned. However, this chapter uses the option to start the Burner "clean". If you start the Burner (Tools -> Burner or [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[B]) it will load an empty design. This means that there are no files yet that should be burned. We need to add files to the design first so the Burner knows what should be burned to disc.
Naming your disc
Every disc has a name; this name is also referred to as the “Volume Name”. The Volume Name will be set to “CD” by default. This is the name you also see behind the disc-icon in the folder structure area.
Working with folders
Now we have named the disc, we can start filling its design with data.
The volume name, which is displayed on top of the folder structure, is the so-called “Root” of the disc. The root is a folder, just like any other folder. The root and any other (sub)folder can contain files.
To create a folder you need to select the parent folder first. The parent folder is the folder that will contain the new folder. Because this is the first design, and we have no existing folders yet, select the root folder by clicking it once. Now the parent is selected, press [Ins] to add a new folder beneath the selected folder.
Give the folder a name and click [Ok]. The new folder is then created and will be displayed in the folder structure.
Adding a folder from disc
It is almost unfeasible to completely design a CD/DVD by hand. And why should you if the files that need to be burned are already well organized on your hard drive? You can add a folder from your hard drive quickly and the Burner will read all files and sub folders with their files to the design. This will not only read your photos, but all files.
First select the correct folder where you want to add the folder from drive. Then right click on that folder to open its context menu and select “Add folder from Drive”. Navigate to the folder you need to add and click ok. All files from this folder will be added and all sub folders, each with their files, will be added too.
By navigating through the folders you’ll see the corresponding files in the file structure area (right side).
Now we are able to create folders it’s time we learn how to add files to folders. First select a folder where files should be added to. Do this by clicking the folder. This can be the root, or any other folder, even folders that were created by reading them from your hard drive.
To add files to the folder you can right click on the folder and select “Add files from drive”. You can also right click on the file structure area.
A selection window opens. Here you can select one or more files. These don’t have to be photo files, they can be any file available. You can select multiple files by holding the [Ctrl] key down while clicking the file names.
After selecting your files, click “Open” to add the files to the selected folder within our burner design.
This way you can fill your design with files. After that you are ready to burn the design to disc.