She needed to get this document into electronic form so that it could be edited in future, but didn't want to have spend the time to type it up from scratch.
She asked me if I knew of way that she could scan those pages and then convert them into a file that has editable text - ideally Microsoft Word.
This can be achieved using technology called OCR, or 'Optical Character Recognition'. There are many different software products that you can buy, that will perform this very useful function.
Because the work she was doing was on a voluntary basis, my friend was keen to know if there was any way of doing this without buying a product.
Luckily, there is! Google Drive can achieve this result for no cost, and with a minimum of fuss!
Of course, you need a Google account to be able to use Google Drive. If you don't yet have one, Google accounts can be set up for free - here is the web page.
Included below is a link to a good article that describes how to enable the OCR capability when uploading files into Google Drive. I just tried it out on an old document that I had scanned into Evenote yesterday and, it worked perfectly! A great time saver!
But wait, there's another way that is really easy to achieve the same thing using a brand new feature of the App, OneNote