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    Classroom talk and conceptual development.
  1. When looking at PDF regions coded to a node I would like to be able to right click and print just the regions from the documents that have been coded to that node. Currently when I right click and select print I get two options - references, and summary. The first lists the coordinates of the coded regions, and the second tabulates the documents and the number of regions coded to the node.
  2. I've also encountered this problem. The only workaround I have is to insert a separator character, e.g. "~", into the text file, and code up to but not including it, and then code the next section after it, but not including it. Clunky, I'm afraid!
  3. Just a suggestion for a minor usability tweak. I have been changing between detail views repeatedly today, and each time I need to click on the Detail View button in the View ribbon, and then select either Right or Bottom. I would like to suggest that the Detail View Button become a toggle. Clicking it once changes it to Right, (with a change to the appearance of the button) and clicking it again changes it back to Bottom (with the button reverting to its original appearance). It just saves one mouse click, but when doing this repeatedly, as I have today, it would make things easier.
  4. A problem that comes up frequently in the work that I am doing is looking for instances of a particular type within a text - for example dialogue. The obvious thing to do is to set up a node called "dialogue" and code instances to that node. The problem with this is that texts often contain stretches of alternating dialogue and adjacent instances of dialogue effectively get merged into one large stretch of text all coded dialogue. There are workarounds - eg. create nodes "dialogue-A", "dialogue-B", "dialogue-C", etc. for speech by A, B or C respectively. Or, alternatively, insert a spe
  5. I have in the last few days received two spam messages via this forum. I deleted the first one I got but have left the most recent one in my PM inbox in case the administrator of the forum is able to trace who it is that is getting into this forum and is sending these messages. I assume that I can't be the only person who is getting these.
  6. I haven't used N5 for quite a while, but as I recall, you will need to save your Word documents as text files using the File|SaveAs menu in Word, and then from within N5 you can import the files, and then do your coding etc. You may also be able to save the files as RTF from Word and import these and code them in N5.
  7. Hi Dio, The tutorials that come with NVivo are pretty good. You can access them via the Help menu. But if you want to get straight into coding and worry about learning how to use the program later, it is fairly straight forward to use. 1. Start up NVivo, and click on the button to create a new project, and give it a name and description. 2. Import the documents into the Project. (Ctrl Shift I is the shortcut, or use the menu, or right click in the big blank area and select Import documents). In the dialog box click Browse and go to the folder on your computer with the files, cl
  8. Hi Richard, The tree nodes are both listed under the Tree Nodes grouping, but are otherwise unconnected. - Charles
  9. Hi Dr TK, If the formatting of your document isn't particularly important, from Word save the file as TXT format. That will always import into NVivo. Otherwise, you could try saving it as RTF and importing that: this will often get around pesky Word formatting problems. - Charles
  10. To import the Endnote data as a source document - in Endnote use the File|Export... menu and export to txt or rtf. Then import the document into NVivo in the usual way. I'm not sure how useful this would be, though, as the file simply contains a listing without formatting or headings, like this: Bryce, J. B. (1921). Modern democracies. London: Macmillan and Co. Bulkley, K., & Fisler, J. (2003). A decade of charter schools: from theory to practice. Educational Policy, 17(3), 317-342. Cahill, H., Shaw, G., & Wyn, J. (2004). Section 5 - Literature Review. In H. Cahill, G. Sh
  11. There is probably an easier way, but using Grouped Find (Ctrl-Shift-G) with the Look For box set to "Items Coding" and the Scope set to "All sources" gives a list of all documents with the nodes that they were coded by. Using the Project menu you can then go to Export List to put the results into an Excel file for further manipulation.
  12. Hi, I haven't used N6 (the program you are using), but in N5, its predecessor, you needed to import files from within the program. You can't just drag and drop them using Windows Explorer. I imagine this is the same with N6. In N5 the sequence is 1. Open the program 2. From the Documents menu click on "Import text files as documents" 3. Navigate in the usual way to the folder containing the documents 4. Highlight the file or files you want to import 5. Click OK You can then use the document explorer window within N5 to browse the documents you have imported. Hope this is
  13. Hi, When I try to download service pack 1, I get a request to fill in a form with my details. However, the form to fill in the details isn't there on the web page. When I click on Submit I get a message telling me that my name etc have to be filled in, and get directed back to the same incomplete web page. Would you be able to help with this? I have tried putting in a service request form also, but I receive an error message stating that my product serial number is not correct, and to retype it. I have checked and retyped, but get the same error. Perhaps you would be able to he
  14. Hi Tash, I can't tell you what the latest thing is, but I found that recording discussions on cassettes was fairly easy. Recordings can be transferred from the cassette player and recorded on to a hard disk using the line in of your sound card if you want. The hardest part is the transcription! You can always find someone to help with the technology.
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