Understand your way around NVivo and then customize the
The ribbon is designed to help you locate commands. Commands are organized into logical groups, collected together under tabs. Each tab relates to a type of activity, such as creating new project items or analyzing your file materials.
The Quick Access Toolbar is displayed on the top left of the ribbon. It gives you easy access to frequently used commands and you can add or remove commands to suit the way you work.
This view provides access to all your project items. Items are organized under group buttons—for example, Files, Nodes and Queries. When you click on a folder in Navigation View, its contents are displayed in List View.
In Navigation View you can:
This view displays the contents of your folders. You can double-click an item in List View to open it in Detail View.
In List View, you can:
You can customize List View display by adding or removing columns. Customize the workspace
Detail View is the main part of the NVivo work area—when you open a file or node it is displayed in Detail View.
In this view you can explore the content of your project items. For example, in Detail View you can:
When you open a file or map (or open a report in Report Designer), it is displayed in Detail View in read-only mode and a blue information bar appears at the top of the Detail View. If you need to edit the file, map or report, click the blue bar to switch to edit mode.
You can undock Detail View, if you prefer to work with project items in a separate window—for more information refer to Customize the workspace (Display Detail View in a separate window).
You can open multiple items and use the tabs at the top of Detail View to move between them.
To close an item, click the on the Detail View tab for the item. To close all open items, on the View tab, in the Workspace group, click Close All.
Quick Coding bar
The Quick Coding bar is displayed at the bottom of a Detail View when you are working with files and nodes. It provides a fast way to code or uncode and allows you to code by nickname.
You can undock the Quick coding bar so that it floats over the workspace. Customize the workspace
You can also create nodes with the Quick Coding bar. Coding techniques
The Status bar displays your user initials and contextual information that varies depending on what you are doing in your project.
For example, when you have a file open in Detail View, the Status bar shows: