I have fixed most of my issues by beefing up an old G4.

I have watched the supplied tutorial.

After importing the Newtek logo, the guy in the tutorial extrudes it, and then is able to select the front, hit Q and change that to the face, and then selects the rest and makes it the sides.

I have a circular logo.

When I do the same, I get a "No Polygons Selected' error.

Tutorial shows Modeler 7.5c, I have 7.5d. Would that matter?

if I layerize the same logo, I can select each layer, or group of layers, and hit q and make them a group.

But i can't separate the front from the sides.