What you need to do, is scan, using OCR.
Most scanners come with OCR software, these days.OCR
- Optical Character Recognition
Here's an explaination:Optical character recognition
If your Epson has the Epson Smart Panel software, open it up.
, look for Edit Text
That'll be the OCR program.
If your scanner doesn't come with it, here's a free program you can use:simpleocr