Thanks very much Oleg for helping me clear this up. I am using the tutorial you pointed me to as reference. As I follow the tutorial I will be seeking your assistance.
from "First run"
1. my [x,y,xy,z] floatbar for local axis modify is missing xy button
1. my |options|-|3d view| drop down menu only displays:
per face rendering
In the settings box I only see 3 options:
lighting, custom, fog
Let add this info as well. It is the about tab from zm globalsettings dialog box
found plug ins 61 valid plugins 61
files 30 toolbars 5
files support 4 floatbars 9
texture loaders 3 in main menu 18
tools support 33 in popup menu 28
system request 25