I just picked up NVIVO8 today and have not had much of a chance to use it. Interface looks great and the features are all very desirable.
One of the most exciting features is the ability to import PDF files directly. With so many government documents on the web in PDF format, I was really looking forward to this. I also liked the idea of importing photos, video and sound files directly as well.
However, I have tried to import 3 different PDF files - admittedly rather large but not huge - and NVIVO8 has crashed each time. I was able to import a small PDF but larger sized documents crashed the program. I also tried to import a photo two different times and it crashed as well. In the bottom left hand corner, where the bar saying how much of the job has been completed is located, each time it crashed and that read 78%.
I am using it on a Windows Vista machine and I have to say that it is much faster and just feels more stable than NVIVO7. If this bug can be fixed this is going to be great. I would like to hear if there are any other users with a similar problem. The main reason I upgraded was to make use of these functions so I hope this can be fixed quickly.
Or, perhaps it is my machine...?