Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2013 10:41 AM (in response to animist08)
Here is a selection of Mac OCR software.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2013 12:26 PM (in response to animist08)
You don't need to worry about the word processor app, just find OCR software, it will produce a format which any word processor can read.
For free, double check that your scanner does not already come with some. Otherwise there is ABBYY Fine Reader, ReadIris, Omnipage.