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Release 2020.2.2 (2020-10-28)


    • Limit a new import of tweets from Twitter to any number between 1 and 10,000 of the most recent tweets.
    • New cluster calculation option: Use the results of a distance matrix analysis to cluster documents or codes in a Document or Code Map.
    • Use the Smart Coding Tool to analyze all of your codes and coded segments at once using the new icon on the “Codes” menu tab.
    • Duplicate a document in the Document System to create a copy of a document that includes all of the documents codes, memos, variables, paraphrases, summaries, and comments.
    • Use activation rules that activate documents by variable, by random, by color, or that inverts the current activation pattern – limited to the documents within a single document group.
    • Display a frame around coded image segments in a PDF document in the color of the code applied to the segment.


    • Quickly change which coding stripes to display or hide using a new icon that is placed in the top corner of the coding stripe area in the Document Browser.
    • Decide to keep the currently selected coding stripe options even if you close and re-open MAXQDA using a new option in the Document Browser settings.
    • Add codes from within a code set to MAXMaps via drag and drop.
    • New subcodes automatically receive the same code color as the parent code unless you uncheck the corresponding option.
    • Improved code favorites window. Easily drag and drop your code favorites to rearrange the order in which they are listed in the window.
    • Improved scrolling behavior in PDF documents. Scrolling is smoother and faster while selecting a segment for coding across a PDF page border.
    • Improved placement of code comment dialogue. The dialogue is now placed above or below the commented segment so you can read and comment at the same time.
    • Expand all subcodes in the Code System at once using a new option in the context menu of the Code System root.
    • Hovering over a coded segment in the Overview of Coded Segments table displays a quick delete icon within the table itself.
    • Hovering over a comment in the Document Browser sidebar highlights the corresponding coding stripe.
    • Change the color of a document even if you call up the document context menu from within a Document Set folder.
    • While importing data with the teamwork import function you now have the option to overwrite existing document colors with the document colors of the imported teamwork file.
    • Create a second-level document group directly from the context menu of a top-level document group.
    • While activating documents by variables you can now use the “contains” condition for document group names to activate all documents located in document groups with names containing a specific word.
    • Improved handling of DOCX documents. Documents are imported up to 8 times faster.
    • Improved handling of importing right-to-left text data. The text direction is now imported and exported correctly.
    • Improved import for a text that is formatted with hanging indents. MAXQDA can now display hanging indents in the Document Browser.
    • If you export a transcript with timestamps as a DOCX document, the timestamps now contain complete time information up to a tenth of a second.
    • Streamlined code export options. All of MAXQDAs code export options (Word, Excel, Website, TXT, .qdpx, and .mtr) are available in both the Reports menu tab as well as in the Code System context menu.
    • MAXQDA detects if you import an Excel file as a regular table document and instead offers a survey data import to automatically code answers to open-ended questions and transform quantitative information into document variables.
    • While importing a Teamwork Exchange file you can now hover over a document name to see the full document path including the document group.
    • Implemented support for the newest version of the Twitter API. You can now click the “Profile pictures” icon to import profile pictures in the Twitter Analysis window.
    • Double-click on a document memo in the Memo Manager window to open up the appropriate document in the Document Browser window.
    • Double-click on an in-media memo in the Memo Manager to open up the location of the media file in the Multimedia Browser window.
    • Copy and apply the formatting of a text within the Memo Editor window.
    • Code memos are now displayed in the Summary Grid, so you can view and open a code memo while summarizing coded segments.
    • Display or hide table columns in Summary Grid tables using the new select icon in the window toolbar.
    • If you search within the result table of a word frequency analysis you can now use a new filter to only display those table rows that contain the search item.
    • In a Code Matrix Browser that is set to display a total column and row, double-click on a “total” cell to display the corresponding coded segments in the Retrieved Segments window.
    • Analyze code intersections, proximity, and co-occurrence for up to 500 codes at the same time in the Code Relations Browser (the old limit was 200 codes).
    • Improved layout for the descriptive statistics information window.
    • Improved touchpad support in the Multimedia Browser. You can now swipe right or left to move within a media file.
    • Improved zoom gestures while working with MAXMaps. If you zoom into a map the zoom action now centers on the current position of your cursor.
    • Improved source information for segments that are located within one paragraph and therefore do not need information for both their starting and their ending paragraph.
    • Improved source information for both the Smart Coding Tool and the Categorize Survey Data window. You can now see the location of the segment next to the document names.
    • You can now activate and deactivate a category in the MAXDictio dictionary by selecting the appropriate option from the right-click context menu of the category (MAXQDA Plus).
    • If you open the “Modify Weight” dialogue the existing weight score is already selected so you can immediately start to type in the new weight score.
    • Typing the characters –> or ==> into a text document or memo automatically transforms the characters into an arrow symbol.
    • Several small improvements for the intercoder analysis workflow.


  • Fixes an issue while exporting data as a Word document on Mac computers running Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra).
  • Fixes an issue while exporting a project as a REFI-QDA Projekt (*.qdpx) where exporting empty memos slowed down the export process.
  • Fixes an issue while exporting the content of a Retrieved Segments window for the complex coding query “only this code” that was “ordered by code system” where the export was not sorted by code system.
  • Fixes an issue while exporting a map from MAXMaps as a PNG file where a dot (.) in the name of the map caused the export to add a dot (.) between every word of the map name.
  • Fixes an issue while exporting crosstabs set to display the “Sum” column with the code system view set to hierarchical and multiple collapsed subcodes. Now the summed totals for collapsed codes are included in the export.
  • Fixes an issue where using the keyboard shortcut for play/pause (2 x shift key) in a transcript that was linked to a media file opened up the media player window.
  • Fixes an issue while selecting color schemes for diagrams where after closing and reopening a diagram window the selected color scheme in the color scheme window no longer matched the current color scheme of the diagram.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying a Document Portrait in the “ordered by frequency” setting in MAXQDA dark mode where the gaps between color bars were too light.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying English descriptions in the system color picking dialogue for users working with the MAXQDA interface language set to Espanol.
  • Fixes an issue while importing bibliographical data from RIS files where the secondary author field was left empty if a literature source did not have an entry in the primary author field. MAXQDA now imports the secondary author correctly.
  • Fixes an issue where the latest transcript import options were not available from the additional app menu bar at the top of the desktop (Mac only).
  • Fixes an issue where opening and closing the “search & replace” feature in the Document Browser toolbar caused the text focus to jump to the next search hit.
  • Fixes an issue where the media player control dialogue was placed behind the media player if the control icon was clicked again while the window was still open.
  • Fixes an issue while spell checking a text that contains an em dash (—) where a lower case word following the em dash was identified as a spelling error.
  • Fixes an issue where the name of a function was displayed in the Stats toolbar instead of the corresponding icon (MAXQDA Analytics Pro).

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