You should probably start new separate posts with appropriate titles so others can comment, but I will try.
...I am running 9.05 though I am having several annoying issues with my picklist not sorting alphabetically beyond last name.
You don't give enough details to make it clear what the problem is. However, if you are using Soundex sorting, there is a remaining issue with that sorting as described in my list of bugs remaining in the final version of the program. See my post for the description and possible workarounds:
And the program is no longer allowing me to add internal exhibits.
I can only guess, but is it possible you have been adding graphic files as internal exhibits? If so that is a bad idea. There even is the possibility you have reached a maximum file size limit by doing so. For more detailed explanations, see the "Internal versus External Exhibits" discussion in the Style Guide chapter of my on-line book about TMG:
If this does not help enough, start new topics for each problem and you may get more help.
Hope this gives you ideas,