HOW IT WORKS:
A 1-disc case is a single sheet of paper, and it uses a single Nero file. All other cases use multiple sheets of paper, and
multiple Nero files. For example, a 2-Disc case is composed of a "case outside" and a "case inside" file. As I describe
how to make each case I'll describe what files are needed for each, and how to set them up in Nero.
IMPORTING PAPER STOCKS:
The first thing you need to do is import the custom paper stocks you downloaded from the "Files & Templates" page.
1. Launch Nero Cover Designer. If the "new document" dialog comes up, hit cancel.
2. Select "File" -> "Paper Stocks..."
3. Make sure "User-defined Stocks" is highlighted, and select the "import" button. Browse to and select the "speedypaperstocks.dat"
file you downloaded. You should see three user-defined stocks appear: Speedy Case Inside, Speedy Case Outside (1-2 Disc),
and Speedy Case Outside (3-4 Disc).
1. If you plan on using my customized artwork, the correct stock should already be selected for you when you open the file
(if not, see the next item for instructions on how to select the stocks). At the bottom-left of the main window, you'll see
three tabs: Booklet, Inlay (or Insert) & Disc 1. Choose "Inlay" (or Insert) to see the artwork. Make sure it looks good
and/or make any changes.
2. When you want to make your own artwork from scratch, when prompted for the document type, choose "DVD Case" (not "CD/Standard").
At the bottom-left of the main window, you'll see three tabs: Booklet, Inlay (or Insert) & Disc 1. Choose "Inlay" (or Insert).
At the top-middle there's a drop-down field (next to the zoom buttons). Select the "Speedy" stock you want from this list.
1. On the "General" tab:
(a) Make sure "Print Borders" and "Print Crop Marks" are both set to "on all paper stocks".
(b) Uncheck the "enable bleeding" box.
(c) Click "Setup" and select "Landscape", then click "Properties" and set your printer to the settings you wish. Click "OK"
to close the "Setup" dialog.
2. On the "Elements" tab, only check the "Inlay" (or Insert) box of each open file.
3. Click "OK" to print.
A NOTE ABOUT "VOLUMES" AND MY PC ARTWORK:
On my customized artwork, each "volume" is one case. For example, my WTB is a single "volume", since it fits in one case,
whereas the original PC artwork referred to discs 1 & 2 as "volume 1" and disc 3 as "volume 2". So my SPLHCB consists of
two 3-case volumes, not three volumes as in the original PC artwork.
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