Reading Linuxaria today I’ve found this:

Tesseract-ocr: how to convert scanned documents into editable text on Ubuntu or Debian

It is a nice tutorial that will guide you through the steps to scan a document and be able to edit it and work with.

This can save you hours of copying.

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