Can I open a MAXQDA 2022 project with MAXQDA 2020?

How to open a MAXQDA 2022 project in MAXQDA 2020

MAXQDA 2020 cannot open the .mx22 format of a MAXQDA 2022 project, but you can save a MAXQDA 2022 project to the .mx20 file format of MAXQDA 2020 by following these steps:

  1. Open the project in MAXQDA 2022.
  2. Select Start > Save project as from the main menu bar.
  3. Set the file type to “MAXQDA 2020 Projects”, select a file name and location, and then click Save.

A few elements of MAXQDA 2022 will be changed, because MAXQDA 2020 does not have the functionality to handle new or changed features:

  • Text codes in PDF documents are converted to image codes.
  • emoticodes in the “List of codes” will become normal codes with the emoticode symbol at the beginning of the code name.
  • Memo titles are shortened to 63 characters.
  • Code and document summaries in code and document memos are deleted.

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