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Helper II
Helper II

Extract Text OCR non black text

I'm having issues extracting text from screen.  I've used parameters to make the area as small as possible so that only the text I need is inside.  I've used both engines and I've played with the height and width.  The only thing I can think of is that the text is white on a blue background.  Anyone else had this issue?  @MichaelAnnis 

Super User
Super User

Does it not have an html element?  If it does, then you want Get Element Attribute: Own Text.


If that doesn’t work, I haven’t dealt with web OCR too much, but here is some trial and error:


try extracting all text and parsing out what you need (it think this will be the easiest, if it’s structured).


you could send keys control A and then open notepad, send keys control v. Then extract text via OCR, now it will be be black, and hopefully that will work.


If you know the exact position of that text, you could also command mouse to select it (click on the left and drag right) like you would and send keys control c or right click copy. Then get clipboard text, then set variable to %ClipboardText%.


best of luck!

Resolver I
Resolver I

Hello @Etignor1,

Have you tried to use Google Vision AI? I've had similar problems and I have had better luck using Google OCR engine.

How to enable Google OCR: 

Great ideas.  My issue is that I'm using Bluestacks to emulate an Android app so a lot of the usual go to's don't work.

Helper II
Helper II

Thanks, I don't think it would work for this specific issue as I'm not on a website but using an Android app emulator.

I believe androids have a feature to invert colors. Maybe if you turn that on, you can grab it. 

good luck. 

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