PDF: Text widget

Choose the text widget to write paragraphs or sentences of text to be shown on the report. Use the text widget to give further information about questions, give feedback or explain a particular answer.

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Text widgets are an absolutely essential building block of your PDF report. The example below shows how one text widget is used as a header, and another text widget is used for explanation.

PDF Text widget example

Let's see how you can go about this! This guide will take you through:

  1. Setting up the widget
  2. Widget logic rules
  3. Other available widgets

1 Setting up the widget

Check out our WYSIWYG guide to learn how to make your text look appealing and professional. The way you layout the text is the way it will appear on the PDF report, so take care to space it out properly and make sure the font is the right size.


Add text before each of the other widgets so that respondents will know what is being displayed, for example, describe exactly what the table or spider chart is displaying. Use line breaks in the text widget if you want to create space before or after another widget.

PDF Text widget

Tip: To make advanced design changes to the widgets, you can add your own custom CSS.

1.1 Widget placement and size

Choose how you would like to align your text. You can choose to align it to one side and have a chart widget or more text on the other side or center the text.

PDF Text widget placement

  • Left - widget will be aligned to the left side of the page, in a column layout
  • Center - widget will be presented centered across the entire page from the left to the right (full width)
  • Right - widget will be aligned to the right side of the page, in a column layout

If you would like another widget to appear side-by-side the text, make sure to set the widget aligned on one side of the page and the text on the other. For example, choose to align the text widget to the left, and align a spider chart to the right.

Click the Update preview button to see how the widget you've created looks like

preview button

Take a look below at some different possibilities.

2 Widget logic rules

You can create logic rules so that widgets are only displayed when certain criteria are met. If you want to show a general widget that is visualized every time a PDF report is generated, you can choose not to include a widget logic rule. Learn more about Widget Logic

Add widget logic rule

Once you've saved your logic rules, don't forget to save PDF and you're ready to add more widgets!

3 Other available widgets

Why not check out our other widget guides and learn how to add other types of content to your PDF?

Here is a full list of widgets like text, image, table, and more!

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