I have only just last night completed scanning my late mother's life journal into my computer, She started to write her journal in 1997 hoping that someday her grand children might have a chance to read it her last entry was sometime in 2005 after abruptly ending mid sentence. she passed away I think in 2007 I say I think because I was in Kuwait.
The only relevants' of what I am saying has to do with this thread is the fact that even in her octogenarian years with failing eyesight and crippled hands her hand writing was some of the most eloquently formed of any that I have ever read. I wish I could say the same for my writing and for sure wish many of the younger engineer/ drafts persons had half the command of their drawing abilities and she did of her hand writing.
I have started copying her journal to type I stated in my prolog insert that I will copy her writings word for word punctuation spelling sentence and paragraph formulation exactly as she wrote in her journal. I am currently on page 12 of a 200 page journal and my word program has not issued a single red line query.
I am though adding balloon notations which will be explained in the epilogue of any omissions she may have left out.