Annotations let you record comments about selected content in data files (documents, datasets, audio and video files, pictures and PDFs) externals, codes and memos.

Annotated content is highlighted in blue and annotation text displayed in the Annotations tab at the bottom of the window.

Annotations displayed at the bottom of the NVivo window.

If you code content that contains an annotation the annotation remains with the content in the code.

Add an annotation

  1. In a file opened in the Detail View, select the content you want to annotate.
  2. On the ribbon tab for the open file, click New Annotation.
  3. Type your annotation in the Annotations tab at the bottom of Detail View.

    Press CTRL+SHIFT+T to insert the date and time in an annotation.

To show or hide all the annotations for a file, select or clear the Annotations check box in the ribbon tab.

To see all the annotations in your project, in the Navigation View click Notes then Annotations.