In this paper we propose an approach to separate the non-texts from texts of a manuscript. The non-texts are mainly in the form of doodles and drawings of some exceptional thinkers and writers. These have enormous historical values due to study on those writers’ subconscious as well as productive mind. We also propose a computational approach to recover the struck-out texts to reduce human effort. The proposed technique has a preprocessing stage, which removes noise using median filter and segments object region using fuzzy c-means clustering. Now connected component analysis finds the major portions of non-texts, and window examination eliminates the partially attached texts. The struck-out texts are extracted by eliminating straight lines, measuring degree of continuity, using some morphological operations.