Would appreciate suggestions from anyone who uses either of these Canon PowerShot cameras ::: SX20 IS OR SX40 HS on doing the following.

There are several old, brown-colored [ aged ] newspapers too large to scan. This is something for my husband who has a website re: midcarolinaradio.com. ---
He would like to add this info to the website for May. I need to know a 'good' way to go about taking photos [ with tripod ] so they can be used on his website.

Suggestions about camera settings -- anything... just please put it in basic language for me ! I am not a techie person at all!

Thank you so much,