What's in NVivo 10 for Mac


Welcome to NVivo 10 for Mac. This topic describes the features that you can work with in this release.

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An overview of the features available in this release

In this release of NVivo 10 for Mac you can do the following:

  • Work with documents  You can create or import documents, code the content and apply basic text formatting. Refer to About documents and PDF sources for more information.

  • Work with PDFs You can import PDFs and code the text content. Refer to About documents and PDF sources for more information.

  • Work with datasets You can import Excel spreadsheets as datasets. You can code the content manually, or you can speed up the process by auto coding your dataset based on structure.  Refer to About dataset sources for more information.

  • Work with web content You can gather material from the web with NCapture and import it into your project as a PDF source. Refer to Import web pages for more information.

  • Work with audio and video files You can import audio and video files and work with the media. You can transcribe the media in NVivo or you can import an existing transcript into your audio or video source. Refer to About audio and video sources for more information.

  • Create memos Create memos to record your thoughts and ideas—you can link a memo to a source or node. Refer to About memos for more information.

  • Create annotations You can record comments, reminders or observations about specific content in a documents, PDFs, memos and externals. Refer to About annotations for more information.

  • Create nodes You can create new nodes in List View and organize them into hierarchies. You can also turn on node aggregation to gather all coding references from child nodes at the parent node. Refer to About nodes for more information.

  • Coding  You can code to new or existing nodes. You can select content and then code it using commands on the ribbon, shortcut menus or keyboard shortcuts. You can also use drag and drop coding or 'in vivo' coding (make new nodes based on selected text).  Refer to About coding for more information.

  • Review the content in a node You can review the content as plain text and set options that allow you to see the context of the coding references—for example, see the paragraph surrounding the coded content to help you understand the context. Refer to Review the references in a node for more information.

  • Display coding stripes You can display coding stripes in sources and nodes to see how the content has been coded.

  • Work with classifications and attributes You can use node classifications to record demographic details about the people, places or other 'cases' in your project.  Refer to About Classifications for more information. You can use source classifications to record information about the sources in your project.

  • Work with sets You can create sets and add items to them. You can use these sets as the scope for your Text Search or Coding Queries. Refer to Create and manage sets for more information.

  • Run Coding queries You can explore your coding using a Coding Query. Coding queries can help you to test ideas, explore patterns and see connections between the themes, topics, people and places in your project.

  • Run Text Search queries You can find words and phrases and automatically code content using Text Search queries and visualize the results as a word tree.

  • Run Word Frequency queries You can find the most frequently occurring words in your content using Word Frequency queries and visualize the results in a word cloud.

  • Run Matrix Coding queries You can cross-tabulate coding intersections to create a node matrix using Matrix Coding Queries.

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