This will be a bit on the cheesy side, but as your name infers you are from Wisconsin, that shouldn't be a big deal, no?
What you might do is to create a blank project sized at 100x100. Configure it with no preloader and no playback control. Then insert a Click Box that opens the PDF. Just insert the PDF file name and no path information. Publish that as a SWF.
Now return to the project where you want to open the PDF from a question slide. Insert the SWF as an animation object. Perhaps layer the area over an image of a PDF or some other trigger to clue the user they may click.
Give that a go and see if it works for you... Rick
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I am a newbie at some of this so I was able to find the preloader under preferences>Project>Start and End for that screen however is the auto play considered no playback control? I then inserted the click box and told it to open a url or file and put the file in with just the pdf name (Patient_Scenario.pdf) and told it to show for the rest of slide. I also asked it to open in a new window>applied> and Closed. I chose to publish as swf - titled it scenario, told it to publish it to the folder with the original program. The only output option checked was html and flashplayer version was preset for 8. When I click Publish I get the following pop-up. "The files/project listed below are linked to the opened project. The linked files may require exporting. OK. I just clicked ok and it said it saved it. When I click to view project I see a window open with a small white box and a green arrow in it but nothing happens when I click on it. I'm sure I am missing some important steps but I am a very... visual learner so I'm not sure what step in the process I am messing up. Thanks for any additional information on how to make this work.
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Excellent!! I have been trying to find a way to add on-demand audio to a quiz. You can't add a button or a click box to a quiz, so I was ready to settle for a rollover caption but I didn't like it.
BINGO -- another captivate piece (or I guess I could have used Flash) with a button and audio. published to a simple swf and loaded as an animation. Now I even get the 3 stages of the button instead of a static graphic.
(just got to think outside the box)