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AbiWord Windows, Mac, Linux
AbiWord
By AbiSource
For Everybody

AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, and so forth.

For additional information, please refer to: AbiWord: LSU Overview.

Adobe Reader Windows, Mac, Linux
Adobe Reader
By Adobe
For Everybody

Lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

For additional information about Adobe Reader, see : Adobe Reader: LSU Overview.

Windows & Linux:
Due to an increase in security issues, you should consider using Foxit Reader instead.

Foxit Reader Windows, Mac, Linux
Foxit Reader
By Foxit Software
For Everybody

A smaller, faster alternative for Adobe Acrobat Reader. It lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files..

For additional information about this software, please see this GROK article: Foxit Reader: LSU Overview.

Jarnal Windows, Mac, Linux
By David K. Levine, Gunnar Teege, and Gerhard Hagerer
For Everybody

Jarnal is a Java-based application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal, making a presentation, annotating a document, or collaborating using a stylus, mouse or keyboard. It is similar to Microsoft Windows Journal and to the earlier Mimeo whiteboarding and Palm notepad applications.

For additional information, please refer to: Jarnal: LSU Overview.

LibreOffice Windows, Mac, Linux
LibreOffice
By The Document Foundation
For Everybody

LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.

For additional information, please refer to: LibreOffice: LSU Overview.

LibX Louisiana State Windows, Mac, Linux
LibX Louisiana State
By LibX Project
For Everybody

LibX Louisiana State Edition is an extension for Google Chrome and Firefox that provides direct access to your Library's resources. Search Louisiana State University's library catalog directly from the LibX toolbar or using the right-click context menu. LibX uses Google Scholar to search for articles and directs the user to the electronic copy subscribed to by the Library.

For additional assistance with this software, please see this GROK article: LibX Louisiana State Edition: LSU Overview.

Note: If prompted for a program to open the file type, browse for your web browser in your program files.
 

To access this resource, please go the the LibX Louisiana State Edition Page.

OpenOffice Windows, Mac, Linux
OpenOffice
By The Apache Software Foundation
For Everybody

OpenOffice is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, OpenOffice also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office. OpenOffice also has the built-in ability to create .pdf files.

For additional information, please refer to: OpenOffice: LSU Overview. 

Overleaf Windows, Mac, Linux
Overleaf
By Overleaf
For Select Individuals and Groups

Overleaf is an online LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the whole process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents much quicker and easier.

Scribus Windows, Mac, Linux
Scribus
By Scribus
For Everybody

Scribus is an open source desktop publishing application.

Linux Users: Scribus can be downloaded on the Scribus Download page.

Xpdf Linux
Xpdf
By Glyph & Cog
For Everybody

Xpdf is an open source viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. (These are also sometimes also called 'Acrobat' files, from the name of Adobe's PDF software.) The Xpdf project also includes a PDF text extractor, PDF-to-PostScript converter, and various other utilities.

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