Instant-Label Wizard "Tracks" Page


If you've gotten this far, you're rapidly getting the hang of this "wizard" business. This page lets you type in your tracks listing - either your song list, for an audio CD, or your chapter list, for a DVD. If you're running the audio CD wizard, you can also import your tracks from a playlist, if you have one, which will save you all that tedious typing.

To type in the contents for a field in the contents list - i.e., "Song Title", "Artist", "Chapter", etc. - click on the field and just start typing. Once the contents list has the keyboard focus, you can also move from field to field by using the arrow keys or the tab key. There are several other ways to get a field into edit mode. Here's the lot:

press the Enter key: selects the text in the field and puts the caret at the end of the text
press F2: selects the text in the field and puts the caret at the end of the text
click the Edit button: selects the text in the field and puts the caret at the end of the text
double-click the text field: selects the text in the field and puts the caret at the end of the text
just start typing: replaces the contents of the field with whatever you're typing

You can't edit the contents of the "number" field. We couldn't see the value of identifying song 3 as "7" or "12" or "bx", but if you think you can convince us otherwise, send us an e-mail. If you want to change a track's position in the list, you can click the "Move Up" or "Move Down" buttons or just click on the song and drag it up or down.

This page has several buttons along the right side of the window:

Add Row: adds a new row to the end of the list.

Remove: remove the currently selected row.

Edit: lets you edit the text of the currently selected item.

Move Up: moves the currently selected row one row up.

Move Down: moves the currently selected row one row down.

Import: this button will only be visible if you're working on an audio CD label. It lets you import tracks from a playlist file. When you burn a CD, you usually create a playlist file that lists the songs you burned to the CD. Acoustica CD Label Maker can read most types of playlist files, including the .cbs files generated by our own Acoustica MP3 CD Burner, and automatically create a song list for you.

Read CD:  this button will be visible if you're working on an audio or data CD or DVD label and you have a CD/DVD drive attached to your computer. It will attempt to get tracks information from the CD or DVD in your drive. For audio CDs, if your CD has an entry in cdplayer.ini or cdburner.ini, the program will use it; if not, it will try to look up a tracks listing for your CD over the Internet. For data CDs and DVDs, it will just read all the files and folders off the disc.

iTunes: If you've got iTunes installed on your computer, click this button and the label maker will attempt to find your iTunes library and read in all your playlists, so you can import an iTunes playlist to Acoustica without having to export it from iTunes first.

Data Type: This control lets you choose what kind of data you're displaying for your project. If you choose the Audio CD/DVD option, you'll get a standard audio playlist with song titles, artists, song lengths, etc. If you choose the Data CD/DVD option, you'll get a playlist for a Data CD, with file and folder names, file sizes, etc. If you choose the Video option, you'll get a playlist for a video disc, with chapter titles and lengths.

Show Files & Folders, etc.: This combo box, only available if you've chosen the Data CD/DVD data type, lets you choose whether you want to display file names, folder names, or both.

More: This button, only available if you've chosen the Data CD/DVD data type, launches the Data Layout Details dialog to let you set a variety of display options for the files and folders on your data CD playlist.

Once you've got all your tracks info just the way you want it, click the Next button to go to the Additional Text Fields page.

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