If, when you browse to the files, you hold down the Shift key and select the first and last in the series, Premiere Elements will import the entire set into your project at once. Since you have the sequence named numerically in the order you'd liked them to appear, they will appear in that order in the Project media panel.
Is this not what you're seeing?
I'm seeing some of that behavior, yes, though based on the screen feedback the only way to sort the files is via age. There seems to be no feature for sorting by name and in one case a single frame was re-rendered later and was then out of sequence in the import.
The behavior expected, based on the Premiere Elements help files, is to select only the first image in the sequence, select the "numbered stills" box, and import, and the program is supposed to then take in the entire group in sequence order. That is the behavior that is not working.
Are you working in the Project media panel?
The media in this panel is sorted by name by default.
I'm not familiar with that term. This is the procedure I'm attempting:
In that window (upper right half of the screen once all the images are in there) the only sorting option control I see is newest first or oldest first, and when the images were not in time sequence the numbered names were out of order and there was no way to re-rrange them that I could find, I tried dragging them manually but you can't intereact with them in that way. I had to go to the sequence across the bottom of the screen and re-arrange them frame by frame there.
For what it's worth I've reverted to my actual account here; there was a glitch but Adobe's folks have it sorted now.
So the original question still remains: does the procedure detailed in the link I provided above simply not work?
Thanks in advance!
Okay, time to plead my ignorance of the interface and admit the issue is my lack of understanding of what I was looking at. I'm home now and looking at the application, and I can see where I went wrong.
I was looking at the "Media" panel, and not the "Projects" one, as you pointed out. If I import the first image and check the numbered stills box, on the Media panel it only shows the one image, but if I go to the Projects panel it shows an entire video imported, not just one frame. The feature works fine if I only knew what I was looking at.
Thanks for stepping in to help, and the issue is resolved.
Most important aspect is that you now have the Project working, as you need. Thanks for reporting the fix.