Ok I have in all the years that I have owned CS products never used After Effects but decided it was time to give it a go. Now that I want to use it I realize that it has not even installed onto my computer. I've checked the original install disk and it does not even show up as an option for me. Is there a version of CS4 that you didn't get AE in or something?!
What's "CS"? AE is included in the Master Collection and Production Premium, but not in the Web and Design suites, so maybe you simply have one of those?
That would be the problem then. I have the Design Premium CS. Thanks so much! Saves a lot of frustration.