Topic: hello

hey guys, I have been wanting to redo my website and have a basic knowledge of flash, but am trying to figure out how to do a simple art slideshow using simpleviewer

I would like to change the background color and add captions, I am having a very hard time figuring out which program I use to make the slideshow, do I use flash? I dont seen any flash template? I assumed it would be easy cause its called "simple viewer" but I am having problems getting started and am not even sure how to go about creating this swf to throw into an html page? any help would be greatly appreciated,

thanks, I know I am a noob.
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