Hi. I know I already responded via email, but I'll post here as well in case someone else has the same questions...
Nate, On Page 3 of the manual, when you say to drag a head action into the head section of the page the slide show will be on, which specific head action do you mean? My GL CS2 has 11 of them!
Drag in a "head action" object from the Smart tab of the objects palette into the head section of your page. The action you assign to it from there will depend on which part of the slide show you're setting up.
Second, is the "Escape Text" utility for the blurb of text that will accompany each photo in the show?
Yes, that would be used for any caption or description text.
Last, this relates more to Photoshop and the Slide Show. I want to feature some graphic work I've done. Some is letterhead, which is 8.5 x 11, and some are brochures which are letter size, but landscaped. Question: How do I adjust these in Photoshop so they are all the same size, since their orientation differs?
For the different image sizes/orientations, you can try just not specifying a size for the main image in the GoLive Inspector palette - leave both horizontal and vertical to "image". That should make it resize in every browser except maybe Safari. Otherwise, you'd probably need to add some padding around the images to match the page background color so they're all the same size.