OCR Command

Use this command to extract text from images and transfer the extracted data to another application.


The OCR command can be used to capture the window or specific area of an application. You can also use images that are stored on your local machine, network drive, or a website.

Automation Anywhere is an extensible platform and allows you to configure plug-ins for OCR engine of your choice. After you have successfully configured an OCR engine, it is available in Automation Anywhere and can be used to automate a task.

Automation Anywhere supports the following OCR engines to capture images:

  • TOCR
  • MODI
Note: MODI and TOCR are third-party components and must be installed separately. Automation Anywhere automatically detects the MODI and TOCR engines after they are installed.


This is the default OCR engine that is bundled with the product and installed along with the Automation Anywhere Enterprise Client. You need to manually configure ABBYY to be able to use it with Automation Anywhere solution. See, Configuring ABBYY for Automation Anywhere for more information.


This OCR engine is bundled with the product and installed along with the Automation Anywhere Enterprise Client. Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 redistributable must be installed on the machine to use Tesseract.


Requires Microsoft Office 2003 or later installed on the machine. For Microsoft Office 2007, the Scanning, OCR, and Indexing Service Filter option in the Microsoft Office Document Imaging must be selected during installation. For Microsoft Office 2010, you need to install MODI separately. See, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/982760/install-modi-for-use-with-microsoft-office-2010 for more information.

Note: The Enterprise Client does not support Microsoft Office Document Imaging with Office 2013 and Office 365.
When Secure Recording Mode is enabled:
No images are captured for preview.