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  1. Using NVIVO 10.0.641x on Windows 10. The quick coding bar does not appear in full at bottom of screen, but is rather cut off half way. There is no way to resize it. I have disable display scaling for high DPI. Is there a way to make the quick coding bar work?
  2. Hi, I recently installed NVIVO 10 64 bit on a Windows 10 laptop. The screen resolution is high, and I believe this is causing Nvivo to appear blurry -- the text is all pixelated and seems very low resolution. Any knowledge out there about how to resolve this problem? Thanks.
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    Screen scaling on high DPI displays

    I'm also having this problem. Any solutions? Thanks. EDIT: Actually, I'm having this problem on x64 windows 10 on a pc, not a mac. I see this is the mac forum.
  4. I would like for it to be easier to see whether nodes are aggregated or not. Couldn't the actual symbol to the left of the node name provide some indication, rather than having to search in the list view for a column where it is indicated? I usually view nodes with the detail panel on the right, which means I do not see the full list view, and usually don't see the symbol. Would love it if a node that was aggregated would be indicated with to the left of the node name, while those that are not aggregated would simply carry the usual round blue symbol.
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    An "x" on the annotations tab

    Thanks! That is helpful.
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    Annotations - ideas

    Thanks Marcus for pointing out that what I was asking for is already more or less available in NVIVO at present. I've been following that advice since originally posting. I'm in agreement with Karma that it would still be nice to be able to code annotations. For me, an annotation is a place where I can provide some insight and my "take" on a specific event, piece of dialogue, etc., that is recorded in a note. My annotation may take me pretty far from the actual material in the note, and it is really the insights that I record in the annotations that I would like to be able to add to a node, not the material in the note itself.
  7. I use annotations only sometimes, and the pane at the bottom occupies valuable screen real estate. I also don't remember shortcut keys. To close the pane at the bottom I must move my mouse to the top of the screen, switch to the view tab, then click to uncheck the annotations box. Then return to the tab I was using (usually analyze). It would be great if there were a little "x" on the annotation tab at the bottom of the screen - when you click on the "x", the annotation pane closes. This would save several actions and be a bit more efficient.
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    Instructional licenses?

    Hi Marcus, Sorry not to reply. I'm still at UH and planning to use NVIVO in my methods course next year. I did receive an email from your business department, so will follow up there. Hopefully QSR might consider a longer trial period - I imagine it will result in more sales as students become familiar with NVIVO and begin to rely on it as a tool. Best, Jonathan
  9. I wonder if QSR offers any kind of instructional license. Currently my university has a site license, but requires faculty who wish to use an annual license to pay for the license through a grant or other funds. I will be teaching a course in ethnographic and qualitative research methods next year and would like for each student to have access to NVIVO. I don't have funding to purchase annual licenses for each student. I know you offer a 30 day trial, and that's probably what I'll go with. But I've seen other programs (like ArcGIS, I think) that offer a free one-year license to students. This would be a great way for NVIVO to go to - then students could put their own data into NVIVO, and if they like it, they would probably come up with the money to purchase a license themselves in subsequent years. Thanks for considering it.
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    Annotations - ideas

    In the future, it would be great if the annotations feature could be expanded a bit. I often find, when I am coding fieldnotes, that I want to write down an observation. I don't want to use "memo" because the memo feature is not tied to a specific piece of text in the fieldnote. When fieldnotes are long (say the source is a whole interview) then adding a memo to the whole source doesn't do much in terms of helping illuminate the significance of a particular point that has been made. Perhaps annotations could accomplish this. I usually don't want to go in and edit the fieldnote/source itself when coding, becuase it is added interpretation that has come after that initial interview or encounter. I'd like to be able to write a commentary in an annotation, and then code the annotation itself. Also, it would be great if the annotation itself could be easily accessed when the text it refers to shows up in a node view. For example, let's say someone makes a statement like "I like tomatoes". I might code that statement at the node "food preferences". I might also write a short annotation like "this guy establishes his identity through his love of tomatoes." When I pull up the node "food preferences", the statement "I like tomatoes" will be displayed in the results. Currently, it will be highlighted, since it has an annotation linked to it. But in order to see that annotation, I'd have to open the source and then look at it. It would be nice to be able to see the annotation in that node view. Also, I'd like to be able to code the annotation itself at the node "identity". Finally, I'd be able to do a coding query for "identity" and "food preferences", and the annotation would come up, hopefully with some way to see the orignal statement "I like tomatoes". So, in summary it would be great to think about Annotations can be coded Annotations appear when linked text shows up in a node view Queries turn up coding in annotations and sources Linked text shows up in query when query brings up the annotation
  11. I still think this would be a very useful feature - I find myself spending lots of time opening internals, opening nodes, etc., before returning to coding. Also, I'd love to be able to just leave my project in the midst of coding and pick up where I left off. Thanks for considering it!
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    Annotations and comments

    I agree, especially with regards to PDFs - comments, underlining, etc. Currently, underlining and other markup of a PDF done in Acrobat (or in an ipad reader like PDF Expert) is imported into the internal document. But it is not editable. It would be great if it were possible to have a full-fledged PDF reader/writer/annotator inside of NVIVO. Indeed, if it were possible to maintain the PDF as an actual PDF outside of NVIVO, but code it inside of NVIVO, that would be ideal. Any comments, underlines, etc., added in NVIVO could be added to the actual pdf document, so that when it was accessed by another program, the new commentary would be visible. This would allow the PDF to remain an active document, to be accessible from Zotero or other programs, etc. I keep my PDFs in a folder in an online "cloud" storage server, with links to it from Zotero; this way, I'm able to access any PDF from my ipad, to read, take notes, annotate, etc. When I sync it back to the server, my PDFs reflect the new annotations, and remain in place to be opened by any number of other applications, including Zotero. It would be great if NVIVO adopted this approach to source documents, instead of sort of freezing them in time and locking them in place within the larger NVIVO database file.
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    OneNote & Evernote

    A question or thought regarding Evernote, Onenote, and, indeed, Zotero - One challenge for integrating these programs into NVIVO is that they continue growing and changing over time. After you've imported a set of references from Zotero, or data from a note-taking app, that information remains in NVIVO as it was at the time of the import. If you then add new references, or make changes (perhaps in the notes section) to the reference in Zotero, that new information will not be reflected in the corresponding entry in NVIVO. It would be great if there was some sort of "sync" feature that allowed you to immediately update the imported information in Zotero. A two-way sync would be even better, but seems unrealistic presently (that is, when you made notes on a PDF in NVIVO, you could somehow export those notes to the PDF held in Zotero).