MAXQDA Manuals & Handbooks

The free MAXQDA Manuals assist you in providing detailed information on all functions of our QDA software.
If this is your first time working with MAXQDA you can get started very quickly with the help of our Getting Started Guides.

MAXQDA Users – Complete User Manual

If you want to get detailed information about all MAXQDA features the reference manual is the means of choice. You want to navigate and search through this information online? Check out our Online Manual.

Complete Manual (PDF)
Complete Manual (Online)

MAXQDAplus Users – MAXDictio Manual

MAXQDAplus contains the dictionary and content analysis module MAXDictio. It makes it easy to explore the vocabulary used in a text as well as to find out the similarities or differences between the vocabulary of various texts.

MAXDictio Manual (PDF)

Manuals for older versions of MAXQDA

MAXQDA 10

MAXQDA 10 had a separate manual for the quantitative text analysis tool MAXDictio (only included in MAXQDAplus).

MAXQDA 10 Introduction
MAXQDA 10 Manual
MAXQDA 10 MAXDictio

MAXQDA 2007

MAXQDA 2007 had separate manuals for the quantitative text analysis tool MAXDictio (only included in MAXQDAplus) and for the mapping tool MAXMaps.

MAXQDA 2007 Introduction
MAXQDA 2007 Manual
MAXQDA 2007 MAXDictio
MAXQDA 2007 MAXMaps