“To View the Flash Technology content in this PDF file, please install the required version of Flash Player” was the latest message I had to decipher. Luckily I found my answer on Adobe’s forums. Problem is that the “correct answer” is not the correct answer. I found it near the middle of the thread where someone mentioned the standalone installer.
When you get the message about viewing flash technology there is a link there that takes you to Adobe’s website where you can download Flash. The problem is with the Adobe website detecting the version of flash installed and then telling you that you already have the latest version. To use flash inside a PDF you can’t use the version that is installed for the browser such as Internet Explorer.
After installing the standalone version everything worked smoothly.