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Text and Numbers in Virtual Desktop Automation

Reading data, in the form of text and numbers, in virtual desktop automation is enabled by text recognition, or OCR.

You will learn:

  • How to search for text and numbers and read text and numbers from a screen
  • How to use areas to optimize the performance of the OCR engine
  • How to configure OCR settings
 

 


This tutorial covers how to work with text and numbers on the screen. It's known as OCR - or optical character recognition - but its also referred to as just text recognition.

LEAPWORK ships with a set of building blocks that covers text and numbers when automating virtual desktops.

The example above shows how to search for text and also read text from a given area in an application. We also show how we can use filters and formats to limit the results of reading and finding text, to specific parts of a larger text.

Learn more: Best practices for text and image recognition.


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Kasper Fehrend
Kasper Fehrend
Senior Product Evangelist at LEAPWORK.