I already tried that. Two problems, first the sidebar menu layout is ugly with all the child pages I am forced to create to get everything on here,, it is all crooked and looks cluttered and weird.
I just wanted a nice looking list of all the pages.
I cannot correct that because for the site to keep the clean and neat look I want, I can only have 4 parent pages on top, which is not going to cut it. I spent about 3 hours last night trying every plugin I could find to have a nice sidebar display of all the pages, (which is only going to total about 20, so not an obscene number.)
How does creating a custom menu address that?
I do see that I can achieve a decent layout in the menu widget, but only on the footer.
It would seem I will have to write my own html layout and use a text widget to get what I need.
I am finding myself spending too much time on work arounds.