I am trying to create simple animated GIFs with a few layers
of text that simply fade in and fade out in sequence. My initial
attempt worked perfectly. Most frames use the default 7/100's of a
second delay as they fade. A few frames were manually set to much
longer delays so that the text pauses, before fading out to be
replaced by the next text.
When I reopened the file, to adjust the background color, and
then re-saved it, the GIF now plays straight through, ignoring the
timing of each frame. Nothing I do now can get it to pause on the
appropriate frames. I've tried cutting the symbols out and pasting
them into a new file, removing the animation from the symbols and
reapplying it, etc.