If you're shopping for scanners, you probably want OCR--Optical Character Recognition. OCR is the software that creates an edible text document from a scanned image. It's a translation of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-editable text.
Wize.com answers many questions on its Web site. For example, one question on the site under scanners is about the Fujitsu ScanSnap S510 Pass-Through Scanner. The question is: "Which flatbed or all in one scanner $200 and under has the best ocr?"
Wize guys provide answers to the questions. The answer to the question about the flatbed scanner was provided by Jon. He says, "Most scanners should come with OCR software these days. Check out the Canon CanoScan LiDE90 Flatbed Scanner for a good inexpensive choice. It is highly rated, and comes with OmniPage SE, the leading OCR software."