Mac OSX v10.6.8 is not a supported operating system for After Effects CS3. Mac OSX v10.6 was released more than two years after After Effects CS3 was released, so there is no way that we could have developed and tested for that OS.
And why are you using After Effects CS3? That is very old software and, as I said, isn't even supported on the OS that you're using.
Well, I work at a university - we don't have the budget to do the upgrade treadmil on all the software we try to support - we've got to work with what we have - I can see that I'm going to get no where with that type of attitude - no wonder why most universities are going to find alternatives to Adobe - just my 2 cents. I asked a question - I didn't need to be berated by a company that we've pumped tens of thousands of dollars over the years just to say well, screw you
I didn't berate you. I pointed out that you are trying to run an application on an operating system that it wasn't built for.