This can be difficult for many and perhaps it may be best to find someone who works in an office and who has the necessary equipment. Best is an auto-feed scanner; you put the documents in at one end and the computer reads them one after the other. If you cant find one of these, you have to stand by an ordinary scanner for hours putting them through one page at a time. On the computer disk they must eventually all end up as a single document, with perhaps hundreds of pages.
The most common program to save these files with is Adobe Acrobat. These files can be read by anyone with a computer and that, of course, is why you need the files on a disc.
Acrobat Reader cannot, however, scan files in. Adobe Acrobat 5 and later an editing program can scan the files into your computer.. It will link into your scanner program. You need to save all your files as .pdf files. And you really need them as large Adobe Acrobat files - corresponding to the volumes that the paper files are in. A lot of programs scan in one sheet at a time - i.e. one page equals one file. This is no good to someone who is trying to read more than a hundred pages - they would be constantly having to open and shut files. So the documents must be scanned for easy reading.
works entirely on computers, so if you have pdf files you make life easier for them and hopefully for you.
SCANNING THE DOCUMENTS IN MAKES WORKING ON THEM LATER A LOT MORE EASY. IT IS WORTH THE EFFORT.