PDF Widget

What is a PDF Widget

A PDF Widget is a type of PDF annotation used with interactive forms that represents graphical user interface (GUI) widgets used for data entry.

PDF Widgets are different from standard PDF annotations in that they allow for user interaction and data input. Standard annotations, such as text boxes or arrows, are static and cannot be interacted with. PDF widgets, on the other hand, enable users to enter data directly into the PDF form and trigger actions, such as submitting the form or clearing all fields.

The use of PDF widgets enhances the interactivity and functionality of PDF forms, making them more user-friendly and accessible.

Examples of PDF widgets that can be used in interactive PDF forms include text fields, checkboxes, radio buttons, dropdown menus, and buttons.