I took a look at the tutorial PSD file and couldn't find anything wrong with it.
When you save your project file, the only file that it should save is the ecotours_ui.fxp file. The ecotours_site.fxp file was one that was bundled in the tutorial files .zip package.
It shouldn't be a problem that you have the CS3 versions of Photoshop and Flash. As you have said, you are not running them. The lack of RAM could possibly be an issue. Another possibility might be some permissions getting in your way. Have you checked to see if the files or folders that got unzipped will allow you to write to them?
Hi - thanks for reply, - file permisions are not hindered, so I'm leaning towards the 512mb RAM as a culprit.
I tried starting over once again, made a few changes, saved reopened, repeated a few times, and those changes seem to be holding.
My theory is that the more changes I make, the RAM issue maybe kicks in. I'll get more RAM and see if that clears it up.
I actually have 1.96gb of RAM, - but I am going to increase to 4gb I think
I discovered that I have 1.96gb of RAM, and the files unzipped fine, no permissions
hinderances. I unzipped files again and started over. Had to position page and button
elements upon 1st opening again. That is button text was clumped together at top of template
and page texts were way high too. Little things, - seems to be behaving more now, tutorial is
not making sense when it comes to buttons, but I'll decipher what it is trying to tell me.
That should be plenty of RAM. It's strange that you have to reposition all your elements after importing the .psd file. That .psd looks fine to me. The .zip that you downloaded was intro_to_flash_catalyst.zip on the first page of the tutorial, right? If you open the .psd in Photoshop, does it still look wrong?
Yes- PSD file looks right in photoshop, not having any further problems, I think I perhaps not enough RAM available yesterday. Before latest startover, I rebooted PC and keeping most all other apps closed. Think I'll bump up RAM to 4gb or so.
I just read your earlier post in this thread from yesterday morning where you noted that, "button text was clumped together at top of template." I've seen this bug occur before in low memory conditions when importing Photoshop files. We're trying to track this one down... Just as you discovered, it's usually solved by restarting Catalyst. Total addressable memory on Win is 2GB. Increasing to 4GB will certainly help in the cases of running multiple apps.