if you don't need to use as3, you can use as2 with cs3 and continue to attach code to objects (though that's poor coding practice).
With all due respect, What use to take me 30 minutes is now taking a day or so, because Flash has become harder to use, rather than easier. There is too much information for the average user. The reason behind menus, is to make the product easier to use, without having to write code. It would be different if I were building complex applications.
you can use as1 if you want. cs3, cs4 and cs5 are all backwards compatible with the coding style you've used in the past.
nevertheless, i'm not an adobe employee/company rep.
this forum is for people that want help and i'm here to help people that want help.
if you want to complain/provide suggestions, here's the place for you: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform
I should have said I'm not a coder and never had to be. I didn't mean it to sound abrupt earlier.
I haven't been able to find any detailed tutorials on the Adobe site showing CS4 actions or how to connect buttons to scenes or frames. Can you please point me these tutorials?
are you using as2 or as3?
I am trying to use as2.