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Why is [pdf], [doc], [intranet] at the end of some links?

The main goal of the website is to provide accurate, accessible information to all of our students, staff and instructors. We try to avoid linking to documents that require extra software to open, but sometimes it's necessary. When this occurs, a label is added to the end of the link describing the type of document you're opening.


Short for Portable Document Format. Turning a document into a PDF allows it to maintain the same look across multiple operating systems, and when printed. We've all been frustrated by documents that don't print properly from the Internet, and PDF helps avoid that frustration. Most modern browsers can open PDF files. If yours doesn't, you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Files created with Microsoft Word. There aren't many of these on the website, but in order to view these files you'll need to have Microsoft Word installed. Some other word processors, such as WordPerfect or OpenOffice, can open Word documents but the formatting may not be retained properly.


Some links are only accessible to faculty and staff using computers connected to the PCC network. You will not be able to access these pages and documents from an off-campus computer.

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For personal assistance call one of the help desks below.

  • Student Help Desk: 971-722-8222
  • Staff and Faculty Help Desk: 971-722-4400

Still having trouble?

Please email us at webteam@pcc.edu