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Charles Weir

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  1. Please could we have a forum for Nvivo 12? Best, Charles
  2. I've made a great discovery with normal text files. By zooming them about 25% they're enormously easier to read, and much easier to code as well; I had always been having problems with off-by-one-character errors. But I can't find a way to enlarge the transcription text. Even if I edit the transcription, the font selection options are greyed out. How do I do it? In hope, Charles
  3. I've been doing a lot of transcription... Of 36 imported transcriptions, 6 were 40 seconds out; 2 were more like 2 minutes out. The section played is always _before_ the correct location. The error is consistent - deleting everything and reloading it gives the same result; and it seems to be a function of the audio, but not of the audio length. All the audio files were converted from AAC, and all are MP3 with constant 2 channels at sample rate of 48,000/sec. Any suggestions, anyone? - Charles
  4. I'm using automated transcription. It works well enough, and generates precise timestamps. Mostly NVivo imports them correctly. However with some audio files, when I import the transcript, select a transcription line and click 'play selected rows', NVivo 12 Pro Windows 12.4.0 plays a piece of sound that is almost but not quite exactly a minute before the timestamp. The particular example I'm looking at is a long file (1h30), and the error persists all through the file - same at the end of the audio as the start. I've double checked the transcription against the audio, and the problem is definitely with NVivo. I've tried deleting audio and transcript from the project and reimporting both. No joy. Is there any way to fix this? Best, Charles
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    How to see what I've coded?

    Err - in other words Nvivo doesn't support a clear way to show what has been coded. That seems bizarre, since coding is the primary use of Nvivo. It means there's no easy way for a researcher to validate their own or someone else's coding. I find it difficult to understand how the product has reached its current level of acceptance with such a significant omission, but maybe there isn't the pressure to produce verifiable work that there would be for in product aimed at business users... Pity! :-( Perhaps it might be possible to create a version of the 'All nodes coding' coding strips that sorts the stripes so that codes relating to the current viewport appear on the left (and are therefore visible)? It would require re-generating the coding stripe view for each vertical movement or resize of the viewport, which isn't a part of the current architecture, but should be doable. - Charles
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    How to see what I've coded?

    I feel very stupid asking this question, but it's defeated my attempts to google or search for an answer... so... I've coded a long document, and I scroll back to the top. I have highlighting enabled (View - Highlight - Coding for all nodes), so I can see I've coded a particular line. I want to easily see what codes I've assigned to that line. I've tried various settings of View - Coding Stripes, but none make it easy to see what codes I've assigned. (View - Coding Stripes - All Nodes Coding is probably best, but then I have to scroll horizontally through hundreds of nodes to find which one is actually assigned). View - Coding Stripes - Selected items... is useless because it requires me to know the answer I'm looking for! The other settings don't help either. So how can I easily display what codes are assigned to a specific line? - Charles
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    Nvivo 7 data loss

    See http://www.qsrinternational.com/support/faqs/i-access-nvivo-10-project-files-over-a-network-ho
  8. Ah - found it. See http://www.qsrinternational.com/support/faqs/i-access-nvivo-10-project-files-over-a-network-ho Unfortunately that page doesn't come up when one searches for Nvivo data loss. :-( - Charles
  9. I’m very concerned about Nvivo Windows losing data. It’s happened to me several times. My project is on what appears to be a network drive (actually it isn’t: I’m using Parallels on a Mac, and yes, Nvivo works wonderfully on it), and I understand from http://forums.qsrinternational.com/index.php?showtopic=1392 that when I press Ctrl-S, NVivo saves the project file in a temporary directory, and only copies the file over on exit. But sometimes Nvivo doesn’t even appear to save the temporary file when I press Ctrl-S – the modification time on the project file in the temp directory doesn’t change. And yesterday I saved everything carefully and exited Nvivo. Today I still saw the attached error message. It seems that the temporary file hadn’t been copied over when I exited. I appreciate that I'll get a more reliable save by exiting. But exiting every time I do a save is impractical, since I have to restore all my state and windows each time and I want to save every 15 minutes or less. How can I change the Nvivo settings so that pressing Ctrl-S actually saves the whole project data to disk, permanently and every time? - Charles