can someone help me?
Been discussed before I don’t recall anyone having an answer.
thanks for reply ..
I hope that in future versions of InDesign this problem is solved.
we can contact abobe to update the _self attribute in future versions of indesign?
how can we do?
thanks for reply
I sent the request to adobe hope it is accepted
That would be nice little improvement to InDesign´s button tool, hopefully it will be implemented...=)
In the meantime you can do something with Flash Professional, but other way around what you have tried... instead of trying to de-compile SWF indesign has produced, you can actually create your buttons in Flash, instead of using indesign´s buttons panel. After you have created your button with _self parameter, you simply export it as SWF and File>Place it to indesign. Choose it and open Media panel and set it open on Page load and pick up the poster from current frame (or use any image as button appearance if you wish). That way you can create button that opens your link to same browser window.
Here´s a quick sample, it´s exported from indesign and wrapped up with eDocker... that trick should work without eDocker as well:
Here´s both Flash buttons
You can explore the source code of html-wrapper with your browser. You will find all the fancyBox files from
I thank you for the help ..
After several tests I was able to create thanks to your "self.fla" button to put it in flash and indesign.
This is the link test: www.edilmglatiano.it/prova
however I hope that the attribute _self is implemented in a indesign without making many passages between InDesign and Flash Professional.thanks a lot again