SWF is the wrong way to handle this. PERIOD!
It is a virtually dead format and is completely incompatible with mobile devices.
Now, if you tell us what the end game is here, how you want people to interact with your content we might be able to offer alternatives.
I know, but it's just a project for school...
and SWF it's their demand.
Well, send your teacher to this forum thread and tell him/her that they are promoting a form of output that is now virtually dead.
They need to update their curriculum. I say this as an InDesign teacher who has taught the product since it began in 1999. They should be teaching you how to create EPUB files and using Publish Online, and not a dead format.
It's also good to teach how to create interactive PDF, but that must be done will clear instruction of its limitations as well: Many mobile devices don't display certain kinds of interactivity so it's a format that can only used in certain circumstances.
What Steve said. And if you’re paying for this class, I would suggest demanding a refund.
Thinking about what should be taught in school according to technical updates is a real concern. As a teacher myself in public and private schools I have to accept to trash away hours of pedagogical material for the sake of being credible. So yes, I buried my SWF courses without flowers nor tears.
Use 'Revert on roll off' checkbox. This, by the way, is indeed a SWF only option, in HTML/ePub this does not work, there you have to set a seperate roll off action.
That said: forget SWF, it is outdated and support is very very low.