A character recognition tool, this can convert character images to editable characters.
The developers provide it as a freeware, this OCR to Word is a text recognition solution that can help save you a lot of retyping work when converting scanned documents/documents in image form. It converts these documents to editable Word document quickly and easily. The original logical structure and schema of the document is not altered. The paper document text could be entered into the word processor you prefer with a few clicks. The developers claim a 98% accuracy of conversion. That means just 2% of the characters will have to be reentered as the recognition would have failed for these. Consequently, you have to factor in the time for finding these problems and typing the correct characters in. For a large document the amount of editing required could blow up easily.
As the success rate of recognition depends on the fonts used, condition of the document, background color (in general, the contrast), etc. you need to test this out in your exact working conditions. Free OCR to Word provides a server-based OCR solution to convert pictures, scanned images and so on to Microsoft Word. It then becomes easy to create editable, searchable files and e-books. It is a good way to archive your paper-work and use much less space and have the documents searchable. Almost all kinds of image formats like JPG/JPEG, TIF/TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG, EMF, WMF, JPE, ICO, PCX, PSD, TGA and many others are supported. As scanned documents have some typical problems of noise, skew etc. some editor that can take care of such problems would have been a useful addition.