How does BuildVu handle annotations and forms?


BuildVu has support for interactive annotations such as Links, Widgets, and Popups. RichMedia, Movie, Video & Sound annotations are supported provided they use an HTML5 compatible media format.

BuildVu can also display nearly all annotation types including Text, FreeText, Line, Square, Circle, Polygon, PolyLine, Highlight, Underline, Squiggly, Strickout, Stamp and Caret & Ink.

Editing & resaving annotations are not currently supported. Displaying of complex annotation types such as 3D are also not currently supported.

To learn more about how annotations work in BuildVu, please read How do annotations work in BuildVu?


BuildVu does not support interactive forms. FDF forms are flattened and XFA forms will display the fallback content instead.

If you require interactive, fillable forms then we recommend you try out FormVu. FormVu makes PDF FDF and XFA forms usable in the web browser, allowing the gathering and submission of PDF Form data online. Form data can either be saved back into the PDF or submitted to a server for processing.