Thanks, that fixed it. I saw that "CLOSE GAP..." option but it was not clear what that would do. Close gaps within a track? I wondered, and certainly did not want that, jamming things together that should be overlayed etc.
Where did that "gap" come from? I seem to recall at one point I slid an image or video off to the right temporarily, perhaps beyond the end point, before deleting or moving it back. I would not expect that to cause this issue, but is that it?
I also had an issue where every time I added a clip to the sequence, it seemed it was also adding another tiny clip I had worked with earlier at the end, each and every time I added another clip. That problem eventually stopped, though. I don't think it was my error, it seemed like a bug in the program. Likewise, an attempt to zoom and crop one clip was a disaster, affecting every other clip in the sequence with an extreme zoom. Could not undo the zoom effect. Is there are a way to do that?? Finally discarded the clip and started the whole edit all over altogether.
Still am new to VideoPad. Have used other editors, so not a total rookie at editing. Each editor a little (or a lot) different. Maybe I will figure out these other issues out yet, don't worry about them for now (unless you got some quick answers for me), or else if need be I will get back on the forum for help on this stuff later.