I’m am following the course “Level 1 - Foundation Training”. I’m at Lesson 10 - Practice 1.
When I try to do as told in the exercise:
“Attach to the PDF Reader window using an Attach Window activity.”
“Drag an Anchor Base container inside the Do block:”
- “on the left side, we’ll drag a Find Element activity to select our anchor.”
- “we click Indicate on screen.”
- “we click the DATE label next to the actual date we are trying to get.”
I am expected to get the following result:
(New users can only post one picture, there should have been a picture here indicating the DATA label with a red square)
However when I try to select the label, it acts as if the PDF is an image format, and not a text format.
The PDF is downloaded from the course as I have a picture here showing, that I am able to select and copy text from the PDF:
(still only allowed to post one picture, should have showed that I can select DATE in the PDF with my cursor in the PDF, which is only possible if it’s a text format and not an image)
What happens when I try to select the label with Find Element → Indicate on screen is the following:
I have tried to indicate the location of DATE anyway and the picture here shows the selectors chosen from it:
(still only one picture, here I would have shown that the selectors are insufficient, since it cannot find a label indicating DATE)
I have tried with Adope Reader as seen in the pictures.
I’ve tried it by opening the PDF via the browser.
I’ve tried opening the PDF in SumatraPDF.
I’ve also tried with and without Attach Window with no effect either.
I know that the problem is solvable with OCR, but that’s not what the task is about, and since the PDF is in text, I should have to use OCR since it’s less accurate and not as efficient.