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As you design interactive documents, you will probably end up using hyperlinks. Unfortunately, you may come across a security warning when you try to test these links in your browser. Inside our layout, I have a link to lynda.com. Let's preview this inside the Preview panel. When I click on the link, it will work as expected. Opens up my web browser and brings me to our web site. Back inside of InDesign, let's export this to a SWF. I am going to go to File > Export, and go on my desktop, and choose the Flash Player. I want to export the SWF file plus an HTML file and I want to view it after exporting.
I will click OK. Inside my browser, everything looks great. But when I try to click on the link, I am going to receive a Flash security warning. This Flash security warning is telling me that this link may be unsafe. Well, I know this link is fine, because I just created it. If I would click the OK button, it wouldn't bring me to the web site. In fact, if I try to click on the link again, it would block me all together. So if we want to control this, we have a few different options. Our first option is to click the Settings button. When you click on Settings, it'll bring you to a Macromedia web site deep inside Adobe's web site, which is pretty confusing.
On side of this page, there is a spot to manage our trust locations. I am going to add a location. Inside this location, I am going to browse for folder and on my desktop, I am going to make another folder that is called Testing_folder. When I click Open, it's going to say that this folder is a safe place on my computer. That means any SWF files that I place in here, I can test them without having to worry about that security setting. While this method does work, it is a pain. There is a better way to do this in my opinion.
Rather than dealing with these security settings, if I just put my SWF and HTML files on a web server, I can test them without having to worry about any of these problems. While these security warnings can be annoying, there are a few workarounds that you can do to avoid this in the future. But most important of all, your clients will never have to deal with any of these warnings.
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