What does PDF mean?
PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format that preserves page layout information--fonts, graphics, colors--to allow any user working on any platform to view the document exactly as it was intended to be seen. You need the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader, a free download from the Adobe web site, in order to view PDF files. If you are on a campus or in the system office, you may already have the reader installed; please check with computer services personnel.
If you see the PDF icon next to a filename, that file is available in the PDF file format.
We have converted most of our forms to PDF to preserve page layout where standard web page formatting doesn't work. In addition, all of the collective bargaining agreements are available in PDF to allow the entire document to be easily downloaded.
To view PDF files, either save the file to your hard drive and open Acrobat Reader to view it, or configure your browser to launch Acrobat Reader automatically when you download a PDF file. Your browser help files should be able to guide you through this.
Download the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader (opens a new window).
For tools and information about making Adobe PDF documents accessible to persons with visual disabilities, visit access.adobe.com.
If you need a document in an alternative format, please feel free to contact us.