The Overview of Summaries allows quick access to the summaries of selected documents. It is accessible from the context menu at all levels of the Document System. Right-click on a document, document group, document set, or the root of the Document System and select Overview of Summaries. A listing in table form will appear, as is typical in MAXQDA, and which contains all existing summaries of the documents in question, displayed in the upper pane. As usual, the context of the listing will be noted in the upper left corner.
The “Document” and “Code” columns contain information on the “node” from which the summary is derived, the “Preview” column contains the first 63 characters of the summary, and the “Position” column lists all the positions from which the underlying coded segments originate. The figure below illustrates the first summary from the document “Joanna” and is part of the code “Significantly Positive.” In this document four text segments were coded with this code, namely in paragraphs 27, 29, 31 and 35.
In the Reports tab you can open an Overview of Summaries containing all the summaries of your open project.