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  1. Ok, well, ti was what it seemed. Click on the node in the pane, then create node. I think my mouse button was not working earlier. But I am glad the solution was as intuitive as I thought I should be.
  2. So, I am in list view. I need a new PARENT node. I click create node in menu. It always tries to make it a child node of whatever was last node highlighted in list. I searched this forum and help files for "create new parent node" to no avail.
  3. I imported an excel datasheet that has both node classification data as well as codable, narrative fields. I would like to keep adding to this datasheet. After importing, the "layout" ribbon has "add rows". But it is greyed out and not usable. How does one make a table in an internal to add rows, or, simply edit an imported datasheet? The function is there, so clearly it does something.
  4. I think what we want is to do two things. One is to import the spreadsheet as external data to have codable fields for more open-ended responses. The other is to import the same dataset (spreadsheet) but this time as a classification sheet to capture the attribute fields. THe trick is to then link the two back to each other. Given that THREE of us are thinking about this, seems like we deserve a QSR response?
  5. Good to know I am not alone. Your situation does seem very similar. In my sources, I have coded, and will code, for themes. I'd like to get to point where I can do queries or other reports using the classification sheet nodes (people) and look for what is coded in the sources (documents). To do this, i need NVivo to take the nodes that the imported classification spreadsheet created and then take every other instance where that text string appears, the name, and aggregate it under the node "person." I suppose I could manually find every instance of the name, like Ahmed Hamza, and then autocode those as nodes. But I would have to do it manually for 142 names. If there was someway to tell Nvivo "Take this column from this node classification sheet and find all other instances of the same text string and make those references under the same node." The problem would be any duplicate names.... or misspellings of names in the sources.
  6. I have sources that have the name of a person, say Ahmed Hamza. I have an excel spreadsheet with lots of attribute data about each person, like Ahmed Hamza. I can import the excel spreadsheet as a node classification sheet. 1) When I do this, there is a way NVivo will recognize that each entry in one column, the names, should become nodes? The process here does not specify if the column with item 1,2,... become nodes in NVivo. 2) Assuming that #1 works and now I have a classification sheet where each row is a person coded as a node and also classified as person with his attributes, here is next question. Can I then tell Nvivo to find every instance of each name and code them all at the node of that name (which is classified as a person?) For example, Ahmed Hamza is imported via #1. Now I want to make sure that wherever in my sources "Ahmed Hamza" appears, those references fall under the node I just created. Thanks!
  7. Finally, I closed and re-started NVivo and was now able to open the replaced copy that is on the GDrive. I suppose I can live with this as a work around. But it is cumbersome.
  8. Ok, now, I copied the local project into Gdrive and told it to replace older one. It seemed to do it. I closed local copy and tried to open copy with same name that is in Gdrive. I get the (*&*&*(&(* "this cannot be opened. Maybe it is being used by another user." Nvivo is kind of useless to me if I can not keep projects in cloud storage and also cannot rely on copy. Help?
  9. I jsut tried copying my project from Gdrive to local drive. Then I opened, edited, saved, closed it. Then, I re-opened without a problem. Does Nvivo get buggy with cloud storage of some type, like Gdrive?
  10. I store a project on Gdrive. I open it. I close it. I try to open it again and I get the "cannot be opened, being used by another user error." There is no other user, only me. I can exit and restart Nvivo and it SOMETIMES works. Is there a way to fix this?
  11. When I copy the project to a local drive, do I sue the same name? And then when copying BACK to the shared drive, do I replace the prior version?
  12. SO, we have a project. Leo, my co-researcher, opens project.nvp on his machine. It is saved in a shared google drive space. He adds some nodes. It is June 23, 2015 He comes back next day to his machine. He can't open the project.nvp file. The error message says "the project will not open and appears to be corrupt. Nvivo may have been shut down abnormally..." He has no memory of shutting down computer, but we think laptop sleep mode may be the culprit. On June 24, I look at the folder and I see project.nvp with last modified of June 23. I open it and can see all the work down up to the point Leo started adding things. Leo cannot even open this project.nvp file. In other words same file will open on one machine and not on other. I use the "copy project" command to make project 2.nvp. I can open this project. Leo still cannot on his machine. a) Is there a way to avoid loosing work due to the computer going into sleep mode? b ) WHy can't he open the older version or a copy of it? Is there a way to clean up his installation?
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