If you have a scanned document or a picture of a document or other text, you can easily convert it to editable text with the OneNote app that comes with Office 365

Here’s how to do it. Start by opening OneNote.

one-note

Open or create a notebook. Then either copy/paste or drag and drop an image. I went with an old newspaper clipping.

add-news-paper-clipping

You can also click on Insert and then choose Pictures. 

insert-pictur

Then select the image.

select-file

Right-click on the image and choose Copy text from picture.

copy-text

Then paste the text into a document or into the notebook.

note-pasted

If the image of the text is clear, the results are pretty darn good.

copied-text