Placing a SWF into InDesign, and creating an interactive PDF is a bad hack, or as my friend Sandee Cohen said yesterday, a "kludge."
Those of us who were initially excited about the idea have concluded that it's just not a good idea. The SWF file becomes like a movie file, and you have absolutely no controls over it.
Thanks Steve. It's bizarre. How is it that the .swf looks and works fine on most computers, but on some windows machines (windows 8 actually) the vector elemets have what appears to be 5-10 point black outlines. I've never seen it on any flash animations before.