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  1. Hello, I am using Zotero's function to extract annotations from Pdfs and would like to import it into NVivo. While NVivo can import extracted annotations in form of memos, there is the problem that the HTML code Zotero uses in order to store the extracted annotations is imported in NVivo as plain text and therefore basically useless for further analysis in NVivo. While copying and pasting the text resolves the problem, it prevents the automatized treatment of hundreds of annotated PDfs. As far as I have tested it, this is not specific to Zotero, but applies to any other reference management software as well. I attach a screenshot of how NVivo imports the HTML code as plain text (left side) and how it should look like (right side) (I copied and pasted that annotation manually). As is shown on the left hand side, NVivo translates the HTML code into plain text. In order to automatize and streamline the research process from the very beginning (while skimming and annotating Pdfs) and automatize it, it would be great to not run into formatting problems further down… Saludos
  2. Hello, I've imported the tweets from various twitter accounts. Each of them have 1000+ (even 10.000+) tweets, but NCapture stops at 442 tweets. Tried it again with Chrome with the same results. Therefore I've got the following questions four you: How many tweets get imported from an account that has thousands of tweets? Is there a time (last X days, weeks, etc.) or other limit? How can I get NCapture to export all tweets? Thanks, Patric
  3. The right-click menu isn't the problem. If I remember right, in version 9.0 we could see the shortcuts in these menus (option+shift+I for "import document", etc.). It appears that in 9.1, some of them disappeared.
  4. Thank you for your answer. I'm very interested what other users' opinion is on the question you raised. Especially the one about the maximum number of colors made me think about my way to work through my nodes. There are two types of nodes. The first one functions like "variables" that I want to control during the whole process of analysis. The second type is more flexible, that is, I need to know only for a short period where the nodes (information) lie. The point is that there aren't more than 3-20 nodes that I'm working on simultaneously, considering the two types of nodes. Therefore, a set of max. 20 colors (customizable) would be plenty for me, especially if there's a fast and easy way to add new nodes to the color set by substituting other nodes that I'm not interested in anymore.
  5. Hello, Is it possible that under NVivo 9.1 disappeared the shortcut indications from some of the contextual menus ("right-click menus")? As in Internals-> right click: I cannot find the shortcuts for "importing documents" anymore. If this isn't just buggy behaviour, could you bring these back in a future update? Thanks
  6. Hello. I know this topic has been brought up several times. I decided to post it again, as I recently had big difficulties to find out which codes were applied in a project. The fact that I didn't code the project myself, increased my difficulties to understand the coding done by my assistant. Surprisingly, the coding stripes were of little help, as I couldn't find the appropriate mix between least, most or any custom set of nodes that indicated through all the document which nodes were applied. I know that the density bar shows a list of the nodes, but this isn't a big help either for a rapid understanding of the coding applied. Based on the discussions from other posts on the same topic, it is clear that there's not a simple solution for distinguishing the coding by different colors. But I think the coding stripes do not solve all the problems: first, there's my problem described above. Second, you need adapt the coding stripes various times to find the appropriate mix. Third, there's no visual unity between coding (which until now is simply yellow) and the node applied. The second information is "stored" in the coding stripes. Therefore, in the best-case scenario, codings in the sources are shown with different and customizable colors. In the case of multiple coding, the color changes to a standard or more neutral color like grey. To still being able to distinguish the nodes, hovering with the cursor above every coding shows a list of all the nodes applied. The list should appear even on codings with only one node applied, as it would be difficult for the human eye to distinguish 200 different colored nodes… Probably this solution creates other problems as well. Still, I'd like to know if the QSR team is working on this topic and if there's a possibility that the coding stripes will be improved or if another solution will be adopted. Thanks for the patience stripes.pdf
  7. Absolutely. This time pdf-implementation leaves little to nothing to wish for (there are even pdf bookmarks!). As advertised, the accents in spanish look perfect. Great work and thanks from the spanish-speaking community.
  8. Hello. Is there a way to incorporate more options under the Display tab (under Options), in order to define Detail View Bottom or Right, Coding Stripes On/Off, etc. as default settings? I'm especially thinking in the way Adobe lets you save customized workspaces. Thank you.
  9. I was so looking forward to a better implementation of Pdf documents in NVivo 9, but was greatly disappointed when I used the trial software for the first time this morning. In short, NVivo 9 is far from reading Pdf-documents as it should: all my spanish Pdfs have all special characters substituted. Just a sample of some other problems: Original: http://postimage.org/image/34ejlk4tg/ Nvivo "interpretation": http://postimage.org/image/2r3sr4e78/ This is not the solution I was looking for.
  10. hello, i'm working in a research project that compares two different geographic areas in highland ecuador with the same coding structure, etc. (each of the two area has one researcher assigned). i've read in the help documentation that sets can be used to save "the documents, memos and nodes that belong to a specific team member". what i've tried: 1. create a new set "researcher 1" 2. add set members 3. then the filter button 4. in the next dialog: Look for (all), created (anytime) by selected (researcher 1) 5. find now 5. that returns me to the select project items dialog. there i select "select all" (internals, externals, memos, free nodes, etc.). the result is a set that finds me every item from researcher 1. but it seems that this set is static, that is, finds only items already created. when i add a document with the researcher 1 user profile, this is no added automatically to the set "researcher 1". is there a way to creat dinamic sets? saludos and thanks in advance, patric hollenstein
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