InDesign CC buttons flicker/flash on hover over

Community Beginner ,
Nov 28, 2016 Nov 28, 2016

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I have come across this problem several times now and tried looking for the answer through the adobe forums with no luck. So i though i'd open my own discussion.

I have created an interactive PDF using Indesign's buttons with "jump to destination" functions to target other pages within the same document. The buttons are basic circles drawn within inDesign and converted into buttons where i apply a hover state of another colour. This button is then duplicated and used throughout the document. Other buttons exist in the document too where i have grouped text with the circle and made that into a button.

It all looks great and the the functionality works...however. Occasionally the buttons create graphical glitches where the page or some elements on the page would flash/flicker for a split second. Particular the more complex of graphics such as illustrator files imported would do this.

It is really annoying and is becoming more noticeable. It is intermittent and happens on any button hover, not a specific button or type. 

I never saw this problem in my previous setup of InDesign CS5.5 and Acrobat X.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Dec 02, 2016 Dec 02, 2016

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Has anyone had any experience with this problem?

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New Here ,
Jan 29, 2020 Jan 29, 2020

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Having this same problem, bumping this thread to see what gives.  Seems like Acrobat wants both to have the button behavior AND a text cursor.  

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 09, 2020 Sep 09, 2020

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I'm also wondering about this. I'm making a fairly dense page of images, and the flickering is certainly downgrading the usability of the document. Would love to know if there are any insights. Thanks

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Jul 05, 2021 Jul 05, 2021

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Same issue

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Jul 05, 2021 Jul 05, 2021

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Now that Flash is obsolete some features in Interactive PDFs have changed – you can have a word or words or an image (such as a button shape) as a document hyperlink to say another page in the document, or to an external website.
Some devices, for example, iPads, don't have rollover capability – only click – you should avoid multi-action buttons like On Click, On Roll Over, etc.  Multi-state objects (MSO) don’t work at all in Interactive PDFs.

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