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  1. How can I find and replace text in an already-coded source document? There is a consistent typo from the transcript, and I want to replace all instances. Please don't tell me I have to go through the find results one-by-one and manually change the text? I cannot find a "find and replace" function. Is this another basic function that is missing in NVivo? Doing it in another application is not acceptable, because the source has already been coded.
  2. Canarik, I am using the new NVivo with Catalina and drag and drop coding certainly does not work fine. Selections are frequently dropped, either because I do not hold it for long enough before moving the cursor or because I click a Menu for example. I have to re-select text so many times, it's a huge time sink once it all adds up.
  3. In the new NVivo it still not possible to change the size of the text in a source file, or to zoom in to the text. When using a large, high resolution monitor, the text is extremely small. I have to lean in, causing ergonomic and postural problems. There is a ton of white space, so it's illogical to fix the text size in the source files. How is this something that has been overlooked? I'm on a Mac, I should be able to pinch to zoom, but now. At the very least, let me select all the text and change the size. Such a basic oversight that really needs fixing. Please don't tell me to enable accessi
  4. Bhupesh, could you also forward a request to the Product Manager to enable viewing and printing all annotations as stand alone items? Annotations are created analytical content and need to be viewable in their own right, not just in the sources. See my post on the "limitations of annotations". Many thanks!
  5. Hi all, I still struggle with the limits of annotations in NVivo. I tend to annotate as I code, as I like to note ideas related to specific parts of transcript text. But I keep finding myself in trouble with this strategy: 1. It is not possible to actually view the annotations, without going to the source or coded node. I can pull up a list of annotations, but when I click one, it takes me to the source. I find this frustrating; I would like to click on an annotation and be able to JUST see the highlighted/referenced text of the source and the full text of the annotation. Of course
  6. There doesn't appear to be an option for find and replace text. Sometimes I receive large amounts of transcribed interviews. These transcriptions can contain consistent errors - e.g. spelling errors or misinterpretations of contextual/foreign terms. But there is no way of changing all those terms at once - I have to go through a find each incident. If I do this during coding I have to keep toggling the "edit" function on and off, as well as the coding ribbons. Please add a "find and replace" function! It is a very simple addition and is another surprising omission from the Mac version of
  7. I find NVivo's software quirk on drag and drop coding extremely frustrating. This quirk relates to text selection: once a section of text is selected it is intuitive to drag it quickly to the desired code, but in NVivo this doesn't work; instead the selection is dropped and a process of selecting new text begins. It seems that NVivo requires the user to click on the selected text, pause for over 1 second, and then begin the drag motion. This is painful - it doesn't seem like much but it interrupts fast working, especially when selections are dropped. Moreover, it diverges from standard log
  8. At the very least, it would be good for the coding strips to come back automatically once editing is finished. This is because when reading through sources and coding, one often finds typos etc, especially when working in teams when someone else might have done the transcription. So I frequently turn editing on and off to correct the source. Turning editing on removes the coding strips, but when I turn it back on, I then have to go back to 'view' to manually turn on coding strips.
  9. This is a strange and very clunky quirk to NVivo. For most software, once a block of text is selected, to deselect that text and then reselect some text, one must first click and let go so as to release the selection. When the text is selected and one clicks the selection and moves the cursor, the usual action is to drag the selected text. Why does NVivo not operate according to this standard logic? It's extremely frustrating having NVivo "drop" selections, and having to pause the drag and drop motion (it is definitely longer than half a second, by the way). I'm surprised to see that this
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