1. Try publishing it to a body position, with a white background.
2. The tools button is meant to be a different style with a grey gradient.
3. I am not sure what you mean.
4. Sub menus are automatically shown when you create a sub menu item through the menu manager.
Thanks for all that information -- and so quickly!
For #3 -- Whenever I click on any link on my test site (clarionupgrade.tnhillbillie.net), the string index.php appears as part of the link's path. I can't figure out why -- this has never happened in all my Joomla installations, so I don't know where to start looking for problems (I'm so NOT a programmer type).