There are different types of forms that can be inside a PDF. While they may appear the same when viewed in Adobe Reader, these forms have different internal structure, and are compatible with different forms processing tools and techniques.
If you are developing or supporting a forms-based workflow, or just want to troubleshoot a problem you’re having with a form, the first step is often just determining which type of forms technology you’re using.
This PDF Forms Detector is a simple online tool which allows you to upload your PDF and see what type of form exists within it. It is built upon our PDF Java Toolkit and demonstrates some of the capabilities of that SDK.
Upload your file via the button below and the PDF Forms Detector will determine whether a form exists in your PDF, and if so which type: