Just confronted a very cool web service that allows you to convert scanned documents to text. OCRTerminal is an online Optical Character Recognition scan to text converter which basically tried to preserve the original formatting of the documents. Currently this service allows you to scan up to 30 scanned images per day and allows you to convert from JPG, GIF, BMP, TIF image formats into TXT, DOC, RTF text documents.
The service is free and you can sign up for a free account here. Once you’re registered with the website do the following
Upload an image file and click Yes
Download the converted file in multiple formats
In addition to that you can also convert PDF files into editable Microsoft Word documents without installing any software. Simply upload your PDF file and convert them to .doc files and download them without need for any lengthy software installation