Grab Text Off Your Screen
The ABBYY FineReader OCR software includes a great little tool that you can use to quickly grab the text of areas on your screen that aren't normally selectable. ABBYY Screenshot Reader will let you select any displayed area, and click and drag to capture a OCR version of the contents.
The results can be sent directly to your clipboard, Word, Excel, or a new file. This little utility can also capture the text of an entire screen or window.