The free stuff tends to be hard on folk. I've used TESSERACT but I fear most users would be be put off by its command line and maybe the pre-processing that might be required. But it's free and is very good. And by good I'm not writing about it's user interface but that it gets the work done.
Hello All, I have a stack of very old typed hard copy documents. I have a scanner that can create either jpgs or PDFs. There are too many pages to manually type it all in, what would you recommend on how I can convert these old docs into editable text files? Are there freeware software that can convert either jpgs or pdfs to text files or do I just need to find a freeware OCR program for my scanner? And what would you recommend?