1) where should I start to learn on my own how to use this?
Start with Dean's Director Tutorials
2) why is the publish settings dialog option to create an exe not enabled? I am using the trial version.
Because you're using the trial version. Projector creation was (accidentally) removed and is due for re-instatement. In the mean time you can use the Projec32.skl file (renamed to .exe) as a stub projector
As Sean suggested, start with ‘Dean’s Director Tutorials’. Dean’s site is very good, no bias from meJ
There is a tutorial on publishing to a projector at:
Just to add on the publish to projector, you can now update Director 11.5 to get back this functionality. It was removed in D11, perhaps with the idea to limit the trial version more but Adobe have realised that was a mistake.
Thanks for your help! The update seemed to work fine creating an exe. The tutorials were a BIG help getting me started. I tried to log into the forums but for some reason, it don't like my password. I asked to have it sent but it never came.
>I tried to log into the forums but for some reason, it don't like my password. I asked to have it sent but it never came.
I guess it you've overcome that now since you posted a reply.
Wish you all the best with your Director endevours.