Thanks for replying! I have worked with other editing programs and photoshop, so can manipulate images -- it is the technical detail that hangs me up. I am attaching a copy of a screen print so you can see the slideshows created. They were all made from that MyDVD section, by adding a new slideshow. I did one movie, but it took longer so went back to slideshows. They were all merged together on this one section of the program. I only wanted 2 menus, but it would not let me, and made me create the third one. I can view this file by clicking preview while editing it, or the play arrow in the bottom right corner, and can interactively work with the menus that way.
Part of my frustration is the lack of any real user manual so I could better teach myself the program. I don't think the on-line tutorials are overly instructive. There are about 160 pictures in each slideshow, so about 1,700 pictures total. I was using the "fit to disc" option, and only tried HD when I saw that on another posting in this forum to see if it would work. I would say that the length is about an hour altogether. I am not really sure what videowave is, other than at some points during production I had error messages to indicate that it stopped working and it would close the whole program without letting me save. I hope that answers all the questions, I can't see your reply in this response box! Thanks again!