Thanks for the reply- I know when I see your reply I know I'm in good hands, you know your stuff! In fact thanks for all your previous help on past q's, too!
Well, first off, I DO have a button selected, and the link menu is still ghosted. The buttons ghosted are the ones EMC creates for you, the home button, and strangely, the up arrow, NOT the back arrow.
Re: menu style- I started with the default one EMC provides (movie theatre), changed the background and did my own thing with graphics, sound, etc.
To put things into perspective let me put it this way- Let's say I want to create a DVD with the four seasons of the year, beginning with Spring. I create a submenu for Summer, then a submenu (of Summer) for Fall, and then a submenu (of Fall) for Winter. Is there a way to navigate from season to season laterally, because when EMC adds a submenu it automatically gives me a home button (i.e. Spring), and the weird UP arrow, not previous or forward buttons.
Does that make sense? Would a screen capture help?
I am a seasoned veteran of DVD creation with other softwares (like Ulead and Apple DVD Studio Pro), so I know my way around these things. So I don't think my problem is too far out there, it would seem to provide normal or natural functionality to the user of the DVD.