Its quite difficult to find an open source OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program. I tried Kooka (Ocrad) and also gOCR and in both cases I did not get very good results, I may not have been using the programs properly, but I found hardly any words were recognised correctly and it would be easier to type in from scratch.
The only free OCR program that I have found, which works well, is Tesseract.
OCR Using Tesseract
brightness= -72 (-30 removes reverse side)
use black&white (1 bit)
save image tiff
tesseract in1.tiff out1