When you scan any Document page, it cannot be edited because you get Image file as output. Now, for making changes in it for further use- It has to be re-typed , to avoid and reduce your effort of doing the same typing work again, here are some open source freeware application which can convert scanned document images to editable text documents (more probably DOC or MS Word file) These softwares are better called as OCR (optical character recognition softwares). This technique is more useful office work which can save time and for other important documents like Project reports, Certificates, etc. where you can get same format of design and fonts used.
1. Free OCR
Softi Free OCR is a complete scan and OCR program including the Windows compiled Tesseract free ocr engine also known as a Tesseract GUI. It includes a Windows installer and It is very simple to use and supports multi-page tiff’s, Adobe PDF and fax documents as well as most image types including compressed TIFF. Download
2. OCR Desktop
Application is a desktop utility that generates ASCII text from images such as a bitmap or image file. Incorporating Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, and trained with over 4 million font variations; OCR utility incorporate the latest optical character recognition technology to solve your OCR problems. For Mass conversion, they have have Folder conversion utility which can convert all files from a folder on the go. Download