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    redo & undo

    More stuff to do with Nvivo: 1. It doesn't seem possible to print only part of a document. With long documents, journals, etc. one often wants to print only the most recent pages. 2. The 'see also' links appear to render as those squiggly lines usually used to mark an incorrect spelling in other programs. This is distracting probably for that reason. Much prefer a certain color highlight or an icon in the text like Nvivo 2? Much easier and more pleasant to read. 3. and as per the earlier one: Need an redo option paired with undo.
  2. When I print my models, the text within the shapes comes out as gobbledygook. Anybody know what this is about?
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    redo & undo

    I have searched the help but don't see anyway to redo after undoing. Unfortunately, this takes some of the wind out of the undo key. You can't always be sure that you're not going to lose a couple of steps instead of just the previous one--or what counts as the previous step.
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    Macintosh, anyone?

    just wondering, now that there are intel macs that boot windows, if Dr. H is still 'scared' to make the switch to Mac
  5. I've also recently installed Parallels (beta 4). My experiences differ from Zfirst's. Nvivo 7 appears to run well and almost as fast as native, with the exception of the licence activation process, which crashes it, at least on my Mac. Zfirst does not appear to have experienced this (?). However, Parallels suffers from other disadvantages: the full screen mode does not seem to implement well, so you have a choice between a small window which is inconvenient, barely fitting the Nvivo 7 interface, or a full screen in which screen fonts are badly drawn. (Zfirst: is this your experience as well?) Also, communication between Mac & Windows, which should be the strength, is implemented through networking, which I find difficult and unreliable. Drag & drop exchange of files between operating systems is being discussed for a future update of the software, but overall, for Mac users, this software has a windows feel to it, ie, a less intuitive orientation to the user, and lack of documentation; pehaps even by Windows standards it's lacking in these areas. (We are talking beta-software here, available for download for free, so some clunkiness is perhaps to be expected. Nonetheless, one would hope for a somewhat seamless, simple, intuitive, documented implementation. My disclaimer has to be that I have not stuck with Parallels long enough to get beyond the considerable learning curve for someone not used to networking computers or, in this case, operating systems). Overall, I have to say, I really enjoy booting Windows (the dual-booting solution, though I use the Narf & Blanka solution rather than Bootcamp) to use Nvivo 7 on my mac. When I'm doing work on my data on Windows, where I intentionally have not installed the wireless driver, I'm in a cocoon--no e-mails coming in, no temptations to websurf, no other software or projects going on to switch to. At least it's coming down to personal responses and preferences, apparently, for how to use Nvivo on a mac! Quite an improvement from the old days.
  6. I've also recently installed Parallels (beta 4) which is a virtualization solution, not requiring double-booting, but also working only on Macs with intel processors. Nvivo 7 appears to run well and almost as fast as native, with the exception of the licence activation process, which crashes it, at least on my Mac. A major disadvantage if you can't go through with acvitation! However, Parallels suffers from other disadvantages: the full screen mode does not implement well, so you have a choice between a small window which is inconvenient, or a full screen in which screen fonts are badly drawn. Also, communication between Mac & Windows, which should be the strength, is badly implemented through networking. Drag & drop exchange of files between operating systems is promised in a future update of the software. Overall, I have to say, I really enjoy booting Windows (the dual-booting solution) to use Nvivo on my mac. When I'm doing work on my data on Windows, where I haven't installed the wireless driver, I'm in a cocoon--no e-mails coming in, no temptations to websurf, no other software or projects going on to switch to.
  7. My experience: I tried doing Xpro SP2 bunch of times on a G4 mac: under virtual pc, and under Q, but got nowhere--never beyond SQL server installation. Virtual pc creates a virtual drive, thus apparently SQL is not going to happen there, as per the preceding message. But even if you did manage to get it installed, performance would likely be frustratingly slow. Unfortunately for G4 & G5 users, this problem now seems even less likely to be resolved now that the new macs do Windows.
  8. Nvivo 7 installs and runs like a charm on the Windows partition of an intel dual core mac. Install including SQL2005 took less than 15 minutes and was successful on first try. Nvivo launches for first time (per boot) in 12 seconds; goes to 4 seconds if it has been started up and closed once. It opens project in one or two seconds. Converted Nvivo 2 project in about 5 minutes (didn't keep careful track of this). Conversion seems to have left out external databites. I believe this is related to problems I had when moving the project back and forth from Virtual PC and OSX, and had to remove the databites at one point, resulting in broken links. But if anyone else has experienced this I'd be interested in hearing. Setup: Macbook Pro Intel duo core processors 2.16 ghz 2 gigs Ram Windows partition: Windows XPro w/Sp2 Narf & Blanka solution for dual booting. New solutions: As of April 5, Apple now provides beta software for dual booting on intel macs.
  9. There are risks to using virtual pc. I've had several unrecoverable file corruptions using virtual pc, usually associated with (apparently) moving files between vpc and mac os. If you're carefully backed up, using the Nvivo backup process, you're probably relatively safe. Probably. Installing would be first installing virtual pc, then installing nvivo 2.0 by copying the install program over to the VPC window, then double clicking. Nvivo 7 is probably not going to run at any viable speed on a g4 mac.
  10. I've seen reference to installation problems surrounding SQL express; and I've seen reference to a mysterious message or forum topic somewhere dealing with how to do this; but when you search for 'sql' you come up with nothing at all; and there's nothing on FAQ. I have also bought nvivo 7 and windows xp pro service pack 2 simply refuses to succeed in installing sql express, so if someone could post under this heading, or at least tell me where to find the mysterious posting on this topic. thanks.
  11. I'm wondering--how do discourse analysts/ conversation analysts do their sophisticated transcripts using Nvivo, with its fairly meager word processing abilities? Do these simply have to be data-bytten? tks p
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