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    Nvivo 12 help thread on the forum

    Agreed! It would be helpful to have a dedicated NVIVO 12 thread. 😁
  2. Hello, I like the feature in NVIVO 12 (Windows 64 bit Plus version) that allows you to import notes from an Evernote account. The problem I am having is that the notes are imported as a PDF and the font is "extremely small." I went through all of the Evernote notes and changed the font size to 24 pt. before I uploaded them, which helped. But when NVIVO converts the Evernote notes into PDF files, the text has a really large number of words per line (~25). This makes it difficult to turn on the coding strips and see recent coding. I can reduce the size of the PDF using the slider bar, creating room for at least some coding stripes, but then the text gets really small and difficult to read again. Is there a better way to import Evernote Notes into NVIVO that doesn't require: 1) Enlarging the font in the notes before import; 2) Creating a more reader friendly PDF of the notes that doesn't display such a large amount of text on each line. Thanks!!!
  3. Great. Thanks! I was clicking the File tab in the NVIVO 12 task bar, not the purple file tab on the NVIVO 12 Plus Window. When I clicked the latter, I was able to get to the help menu above, click on help, and activate the license. Thanks again!
  4. Hello, I am looking for help activating a license key for a trial version of NVIVO 12 that I have been using in trial mode for the past week. The instructions say: Click the File tab, click Help, then click Manage License, and then click Activate License. On the License Activation dialog box, enter your details. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed. Click Activate. When I open NVIVO 12, and click on the File Tab, there is no Help option. (Options are New, Open, Close, Save, Print). There is another File Tab when I first open NVIVO that says Help and Tutorials at the bottom, but when I click on that Help Tab, it takes me to the NVIVO 12 Manual, and again, there is no Help tab. I guess I can wait until the Trial expires, and NVIVO will probably ask me for the License at that point. Or do I need to uninstall NVIVO 12, and reinstall it, and then enter the license key on install? Very frustrating that something so basic is so complicated. Thanks for any suggestions!!!
  5. Is there any easy way to turn off the sources and references columns while coding an interview in NVIVO 11 for Windows? (see attached screenshot) They take up valuable screen space, making it more difficult to see the nodes that I am working with. If there is any easy way to turn these off while coding, it would be really helpful. Thanks for any suggestions.
  6. I'm trying to open an NVIVO file from 2014 (probably NVIVO 9, or possibly 10) in NVIVO 11, and when I try to open the file, I get a message stating that the file has been created with an older version of NVIVO and needs to be converted. When I attempt to do the file conversion, I am asked to select a filename for the converted project. I selected the file that I need to convert (after making a backup copy) and then clicked convert. I then get an error message stating "The NVIVO for Mac Project can't be converted. It was created by an older or a newer version of NVIVO for Mac." I am running NVIVO 11 for Windows, Version 11.3.2.779 using Parallels, so I actually have a NVIVO for PC, not NVIVO for Mac version, which is even more confusing. The project file was also created with NVIVO for Windows, so I'm not sure why it thinks it is a Mac project. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can open this file? Also, I am opening the file from Dropbox so that could be part of the problem.
  7. I'm having the exact same problem as Woot. This started after an upgrade from NVIVO 9 to 10. Did anyone find a solution to this problem? Thanks!
  8. Hi. I have run matrix query by selecting a a few attributes for my rows (e.g. company industry sectors like materials, financial services, etc.), and some nodes form my columns (i.e. different types of events that have impacted those companies, e.g. earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.) The query gives me a nice table showing the number of coding references for each industry sector (materials, financial services, etc.) and the corrresponding type of events impacting that sector (e.g. earthquakes, hurricanes). My question: Is it is possible to have NVIVO list the results of the matrix query, i.e. the coding references, as a weighted distriubtion? Since my dataset is more heavily weighted towards one industry sector (e.g. financial services has 8 companies), than the other (e.g. materials only has 4 companies) is it possible to weight the results of the matrix query (i.e. the number of coding references) to eliminate the bias in my sample created by having more companies from one industry sector than another? I know it is possible for NVIVO to offer a weighted distrubtion by showing the cell content of the matrix query in row and column percentages, but can one show a weighted distribution using "coding references" as the cell content? Or do I need to export the matrix query to Excel, and do this calculation manually?
  9. Problem solved. It turned out that I had two sources in my classification sheet where I hadn't uploaded the corresponding interviews into NVIVO, so it put these sources in the external folder. After I imported the two external data sources into NVIVO, and reimported my classification sheet, everything worked perfectly. I'm really glad to see this went so smoothly.
  10. Hi, I recently imported a classification sheet (in Excel format) using the "import classification sheet wizard" and the "source" option. The Excel classification sheet seems to have successfully imported, but in the import process, NVIVO changed the order of the original columns in classification sheet. Is there any way to change the order of the columns in NVIVO back to the original order that exists in my original Excel classification sheet? Thanks for your suggestions. Matthew
  11. In order to run queries on the individuals in my interview sample based on the "size of the companies" that they work for, I would like to organize my company data (i.e. number of employees, total revenue, etc.) in MS Excel into ranges (e.g. for employees: 1-1000, 1,001-5,000, 5,001-10,000 etc.). What is the best way to do this? Should I create multiple "No. of Employee columns" (e.g. 1-1,000, 1,001-10,000, etc.) in Excel and then put the attribute values "Yes" or "No" in each column. (The first and second columns in the spreadsheet contain the "name of the individual," and the "company they work for," followed by columns on age, gender, etc.). This seems very time-consuming. Alternatively, could I just create one column called "No of employees" and assign a value in Excel for each company in my dataset based on a set of predefined ranges (e.g. 1-1000, 1,001-5,000, 5,001-10,000 etc.). So for company #1, I might enter 1-1000; company #2 5,001-10,000, etc. Similarly, for the gender of the interview subject, could I have one "gender column" in Excel, and then enter either "Male" or "Female" based on the individual's gender? Thanks for the suggestions! Matthew
  12. Thanks for the suggestions Mohammad! I find have a node folder for each of my questions helps to focus the coding and prevent the generation of too many codes. Later I plan to go back and integrate all of the nodes in the folders into a single hierarchy. Thanks again for the suggestions!
  13. To clarify my question above, I am finding that it is sometimes helpful to focus on coding the interview responses to one question, before moving on and coding the the interview responses to a subsequent question. Clustering the nodes for a given question in separate folders seems like a helpful preliminary strategy for identifying a smaller, core subset of nodes, without having to think about the nodes for the entire project. Just curious if others have used such a strategy, and what the pluses and minuses might be.
  14. As a coding strategy, does it make sense to use separate node folders for the nodes associated with responses to different interview questions, i.e. create a node folder for Question 1, another folder for Q2, etc. The advantage that I can see with this approach is that you can store all of your nodes for a particular question in one place. You can also limit the number of nodes that you need to work with at one time, by focusing on only those nodes related to the responses for a particular question. The drawbacks are that you might not as readily see the relationships between your nodes because they would be stored in different folders. Is it a good idea to use separate folders in developing a node structure? Thanks! MH
  15. What is the best way to handle a situation where you encounter a topic/issue in an interview that is related to one of your existing nodes, but contains a slightly different shade of meaning? If I capture every new issue/topic, I end up having too many nodes. On the other hand, if I code the reference at one of my existing nodes, I fear that the topic could easily get lost. Are there good alternatives to creating new nodes in such cases? For instance, could you create a memo link and use it to record the main issue or idea, or use some other type of link, like an annotation link for this purpose? Thanks for any suggestions on ways that you have found to keep from the problem of proliferating codes.
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