and I have never tried OCR software, is FreeOCR from;
But please note;
http://forums.cnet.com/7723-12543_102-550803/internet-connection-error-freeocr/ - It would appear this software is no longer supported, and a visit to http://www.softi.co.uk/ doesn't find this.
Also note the comments in that Download.com link. While it works for some, others have had problems installing and/or reservations.
Looking for one that will convert scanned PDF's to editable word files. I am using SimpleOCR but it takes as much time to re format and edit as it would to retype. Is there a program that will keep the format intact?