Yup, in the swf animation I placed some lines of code to make the slide pause but in my case since I'm playing a video on my swf pausing the slide doesn't pause the video.
myRoot = MovieClip(root);
mainmov = MovieClip(myRoot.parent.root);
mainmov.rdcmndPause = 1;
The code above will pause the slide. You can try if it works for you.