Synchronize Map with MAXQDA Project Data

Sync Mode lets you synchronize your map with the MAXQDA project. For example, when in Sync Mode, if you hover the mouse over the icon associated with a document in the map, a connection to your project’s data is established. A tooltip with the first lines of the memo assigned to this document will appear, and by double-clicking on the icon you can open it in the MAXQDA “Document Browser”.

You can switch the Sync Mode on and off by clicking on the corresponding icon in the Start tab.

Switch on Sync Mode

The Sync Mode offers the following features:

Document group and document set icons

  • When you hover the mouse: A tooltip with a preview of the memo assigned to the document or document set will appear (if memo exists).
  • When you click on the icon: The corresponding document group or document set will be highlighted in the “Document System”.

Document icons

  • When you hover the mouse: A tooltip with a preview of the document memo will appear (if memo exists).
  • When you click on the icon: The document will be highlighted in the “Document System”.
  • When you double-click on the icon: The document will open in the “Document Browser”.

Memo icons

  • When you hover the mouse: A tooltip with a preview of the memo will appear.
  • When you click on the icon: The memo will be highlighted in the “Document System”, “Code System”, “Document Browser” or Multimedia Browser, depending on the type of memo
  • When you double-click on the icon: The memo will open.

Code icons

  • When you hover the mouse: A tooltip with a preview of the memo will appear.
  • When you click on the icon: The code will be highlighted in the “Code System”.
  • When you double-click on the icon: The Overview of Coded Segments for this code will open.

Coded segment icons

  • When you hover the mouse: A tooltip containing a preview of the coded segment will appear.
  • When you click on the icon: The corresponding element will be highlighted in the “Code System”, “Document Browser” or Multimedia Browser, and move to the position of the coded segment.

Opening code frequencies

In the Start tab, there is the Code Frequencies option, which allows you to show how often the respective code was used in the data for MAXQDA codes in your map. The code frequencies are displayed in brackets after the code name. The display works regardless of whether the Sync Mode is on or off.

Code frequencies are displayed after the code name.

The code frequencies are dynamically linked to the original data. So if you delete or complete a coded segment, the numbers brackets for each corresponding code in MAXMaps are ajdusted accordingly. Exceptions are codes that have been inserted into a map by creating a model. For these, the number in brackets indicates how many codes were included in this code at the time the model was created. The number is not updated with these codes, but the models always provide a snapshot of the code frequencies at the time ti was created.