Ryan asks:

Okay jedi, how about a slightly harder question. Can I embed a pdf inside a flashform? using something similar to the way I embed a pdf in an html page:
<OBJECT ID="PDF" CLASSID="clsid:CA8A9780-280D-11CF-A24D-444553540000" WIDTH="800" HEIGHT="450"> <PARAM NAME="SRC" VALUE="/testing/testpdf.pdf"> <OBJECT>

I have tried wraping it in a <cfformitem type="html"> but it doesnt seem to work. It doesnt throw an error, just nothing shows up. Any ideas?

The short answer is no. Flash's HTML support is pretty limited. From the documentation:

For Flash forms, you can use the following text formatting tags, most of which correspond to HTML tags, in the text: a, b, br, font, i, img, li, p, textformat, and u. For details on using these formatting tags, see the Flash documentation.

You could, of course, link to a PDF file, even with a popup, so a click on the link in the Flash Grid would pop up a window containing the PDF.