Converting Scanned Documents Into Editable Text

You can scan a document and convert the text into a format data that you can edit with a word processing program. This process is called OCR (Optical Character Recognition). To scan and use OCR, you need to use an OCR program, such as the ABBYY FineReader program that came with your scanner.
OCR software cannot recognize or has difficulty recognizing the following types of documents or text.
Handwritten characters
Items that have been copied from other copies
Text with tightly spaced characters or line pitch
Text that is in tables or underlined
Cursive or italic fonts, and font sizes less than 8 points
Place your document on the document table. See Placing Documents or Photos for details.
Do one of the following to start ABBYY FineReader:
Windows: Click the Start button icon or Start > Programs or All Programs > ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint > ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint.
Mac OS X: Select Applications and double-click the ABBYY FineReader 8.0 Sprint.
You see the ABBYY FineReader window.
Follow the instructions in ABBYY FineReader Help.