Movie Maker collections
Click on the Collections icon.
You will see the content of the Collections pane:
video effects, video transitions, collections.
You cannot delete any of the three, but you can add
to the Collections folder. Clicking
on the + beside any file name reveals any sub-collections.
naming and organizing collections
Again, click the Collections icon.
To add additional Collections, click to highlight the
Collection to which you wish to add a new category.
Next, right-click your mouse and select New Collection.
Name the Collection. Click
outside the highlighted rectangle, or press Enter, to lock in the
name. To rename,
right-click and select Rename. You
can also move a subCollection to another Collections folder by
click-dragging the Collection to another Collection and then
releasing the mouse button. Give
it all a shot!
the collection tools window
The Collections Tools Window in the middle of
offers shortcuts to your collections.
Whatever is selected in the window will be displayed.
(You will need to click on the Collections icon a second time
to have your collections fill that pane, hiding the tasks pane.)
By clicking on the green up-arrow to the right of the
Collections Tools Window you will be taken up one level in your
Collections tree. Experiment.
Copying & pasting clips or collections:
Select a still picture in a Collection.
Right-click and select Copy.
Next, in the Collections content pane, click on the
Collection to which you wish to copy the photo.
Right-click in the Collections content pane and choose
Paste. The photo will
then be copied into that Collection.
Shortcuts are, as usual:
Control+C for copy and Control+V for paste.
One can also find these same functions under the Edit menu.
Similarly, one can copy an entire Collection.
In the Collections pane, right-click the Collection you
wish to copy. Then,
right-click the Collection where it is to go and select Paste.
Everything in that collection will be copied.
Edits can be made in the copied files without affecting the
This is as simple as clicking on the Collection and hitting
the Delete key on your computer keypad.
Or, you can right-click and select Delete.
If you deleted by mistake, click the Undo icon.