When testing the link in the SWF file locally, hyperlinks do not work in Flash SWF files that have been exported from InDesign CS4 or InDesign CS5.
When you click the hyperlink in the SWF running in a web browser (or the standalone Flash Player) from your local disk, you are presented with an "Adobe Flash Player Security" dialog.
Note: If you have no intention of uploading the SWF to a web server, you can declare the top-level directory of the hard drive as “Safe” to the Flash Player. Thus you don’t have to set the access permission for every SWF file you want to run locally.
To open the Preview Panel do one of the following:
- Click the Preview icon in your Motion, or Animation Panel.
- Use the keyboard shortcut: Cmd+Option+Return ( Mac), or Ctrl+Alt+Enter ( Windows).
For hyperlinks in SWF files not to work locally is expected behavior.
By default, you cannot mix local and network references (URLs) in the same SWF when running the SWF locally. If you deploy the SWF to a web server, the hyperlinks should work as expected. In order to preview this correctly when running the SWF locally, you have to declare your local directory as "safe" to the Flash Player.