Whatever the answer is, you won't find it in InDesign. Check the Acrobat forum.
And since I put a lot of thought into this, I'll post a link to my recent blog post: It's okay to say no to interactive PDF | BobLevine.us
Thanks for your quick response. I will certainly look there.
I posted in InDesign because it is in InDesign that the document is created, and where buttons and hide/show and their initial states are set up. Perhaps there is a way to control these states external to ID by fiddling in Acrobat.
in this case you would have been better of if you had locked the PDF to prevent changes ands Save as actions...
Good luck with that. PDF security is a joke.
Many third party readers don’t even honor it.
Could not agree more about PDF security (could tell you stories, but you probably know all of them). However, the majority (if not virtually all) recipients of this specific PDF should have the Adobe brand reader. So I marked Frans' comment as correct. It is substantially correct. It will do the trick in this case.
Luck is always appreciated.
I have just read your blog post and the comments. You raise excellent points -- as does "The Authors" about FXL epub. Off-line reading is an issue in this case, unfortunately.
Thank you again for your responses.
Another bad day again Bob?
Nope...just passing along the facts.