Then all of I sudden I would do something else, and, lo and behold, it would work.
If you go to Pogue's book on Amazon……….Take a look and see if this book suits your needs better than the one that you have.
Finally regarding item (2) of the OP, does anyone know how to get rid of the elongated red spot
Sorry, I don't have the foggiest idea.
...…... far as the toolband the toolbar went beyond its capacity, would a 2nd toolbar appear?…….