Set application options

You can set options and preferences for working with NVivo. Application options are 'user specific'—your preferences may differ from those set by another user on the same computer.

Some application options apply whenever you work in NVivo—for example, your preferred user interface language. Other options do not affect existing projects, and apply only when you create a new project—for example, your preferred custom transcript fields (columns).

View or change application options

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.
  2. Choose a tab to view or change the preferences.

Click Reset to change the application options back to the default settings.


The following are not changed when you reset your NVivo preferences:

  • Your user profile information
  • Your preference for user interface language and participation in the Customer Experience Improvement Program
  • Your connections