Few days back we had covered an online service OCROnline which could convert scanned paper documents and digital photographs into text. This feature is also available in OneNote 2010. You can now convert PDF and images to text format using Google Docs service. You can upload your scanned images (JPEG, GIF, PNG) or PDFs, and Google Docs will extract text and formatting from the scans for you to edit away.
To use this feature, click on the Upload button and select the file (image or PDF) and before you start upload, check the box against “Convert text from PDF or Image files to Google Docs documents”.
Once the file is uploaded, you can see a new document created with text scanned from the image or the PDF. OCR works best with high-resolution images, and not all formatting may be preserved. The original images will be included in the new document to make it easier for you to correct mistakes. Currently, supported languages include English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.