... by the way;
I ran into this problem with both an old source file converted from Director 8.5 as well as a simple new stub projector as suggested in a previous discussion (as shown below). The projector options remained gray/disabled. I'm sad.
2. Open Director. Double click on the first frame of the "Frame Script Channel" and add this code.
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3. Save the file as “Stub.dir” in the same folder as “Main.dir” and then Publish. You just created a "Stub" projector. This is a standard practice among Director developers. Since the publishing setting are set to default, your program should come up in the projector. Close it.
I know that disabling projector creation was once one of the "features" of the trial version, but I thought this had been re-enabled. Does the Help -> Updates... menu option work? That is, does it update the authoring environment? That might re-enable it.
Alternatively, take the file named "projec32.skl" from the authoring folder, rename it "stub.exe" or some such, and use this as your stub. You'll need a file named "stub.ini" (or whatever) next to it with an entry like:
Thanks Sean! The update did the trick. Apparently the re-enabling of projector publishing is in the update.