>Also, in AF area mode, with 11 points selected in custom >setting, & the 3 x 3 array shown (AF area selection)in the >control panel, why do I only see one dot in the pane to the >right of the the pane showing the array? Another elementary >point that the manual does does discuss (or does it?)
I believe you mean 9-point dynamic-area AF. That's when the 3x3 matrix appears in the CP.
The display to the right of the Area AF indicator is the Metering Mode indicator. A single dot means that Spot Metering is selected. The display indicates Spot Metering because that's what you selected (whether you're aware of it or not.) Selecting a metering mode is described on page 105 of the English D7000 manual.