MAXQDA Release Notes

We are continuously working on making MAXQDA even better: With every update we offer improved or completely new features! Others may charge you extra for this service – as a MAXQDA license holder, you can regularly take advantage of free program updates. Discover all improvements in the MAXQDA Release Notes.


Release 2020.4.1 (2021-06-16)

[NEW]

  • SENTIMENT ANALYSIS
    • New language option "German" added. You can now analyze the sentiment of German tweets.
  • IMPORT
    • Import transcripts that were created with the automatic transcription tool "Voicedocs".

[IMPROVED]

    GENERAL
    • Project backup files now have the word "_backup" added to their file name to make backups easier to identify.
    • Improved Performance when importing RIS Data with attachments.

[FIXED]

  • Fixes an issue while retrieving overlapping segments of more than two codes using the Complex Coding Query.
  • Fixes an issue while refreshing a Code Matrix Browser with the code hierarchy switched off, where the window did not refresh and had to be reopened .
  • Fixes an issue while calculating the document text length for some documents that contained invisible characters.
  • Fixes an issue while editing a Code Relations Browser where deleting a column from the table automatically switched on the code hierarchy view option.
  • Fixes an issue where removing a Memo from a set in the Memo Manager was not possible.
  • Fixes an issue while autocoding search results in the overview of coded segments where additional segments were coded unintentionally.
  • Fixes an issue while opening the Smart Coding Tool via the "Codes" tab where Paraphrased Segments where listed as codes.
  • Fixes an issue while merging two project files containing identically named focus group transcripts.
  • Fixes an issue while using "Refresh and Apply Stop List" in the results window of "Word Frequencies" where merged rows were split.
  • Fixes an issue while using "Refresh and apply Stop List" in the results window of "Word Frequencies" where an incorrect TTR and percentages were displayed.
  • Fixes an issue while linking documents to a media file where coded segments were temporarily not displayed in the side bar of the Document Browser.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying shadows for imported images in MAXMaps.
  • Fixes an issue while importing document variables from EXCEL, where variables were not recognized correctly if blank spaces were added to the end of a variable name.
  • Fixes an issue while importing RIS data where PDF files were not embedded in the project file. 
  • Fixes an issue where importing an .str transcript linked to a media file was not possible (Mac only).
  • Fixes an issue while exporting the Code System as .mtr file where the hierarchal structure of the Code System was not maintained.
  • Fixes an issue while exporting the Overview of Coded Segments where a hidden column was not exported.
  • Fixes an issue while double-clicking on a node in the Code Matrix Browser where the respective coded segments were not displayed in the Retrieved Segments window.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying progress bars, where in some instances the bars were not visible on computers running macOS Big Sur.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying only activated documents or codes in the Code Matrix Browser where subsequently activating documents or codes did not work correctly.
  • Fixes an issue where it was not possible to display favorite variables in the Overview of Coded Segments.
  • Fixes an issue while deactivating documents where the wrong column would no longer be displayed in the Code Matrix Browser.
  • Fixes an issue while copying segments from the Smart Coding Tool where pasting these segments was not possible.
  • Fixes an issue while copying Document Memos in the Document System where the content of the Memo was not included.
  • Fixes an issue while autocoding search results in the "Retrieved Segments" window where segments were coded twice.
  • Fixes an issue while adding a new code to the Code System in the Smart Coding Tool where codes assigned to a segment were temporarily no longer visible.

Release 2020.4 (2020-03-03)


[NEW]

  • SENTIMENT ANALYSIS FOR TWITTER DATA
    • Analyze tweets to discover their sentiments using an AI lexical approach.
      • Tweets are automatically categorized on a scale from positive to negative.
      • Autocode tweets with their sentiment score.
      • Filter and sort tweets by their sentiment score. 
      • Display results of the sentiment analysis in diagrams.
  • NEW EXAMPLE PROJECTS
    • A new English example project on "Work Life Balance" was added to MAXQDA. The project contains diverse types of data that you can use to test or teach MAXQDA.

[IMPROVED]

  • VISUAL TOOLS & DIAGRAMS
    • Document Map: Save the documents in a cluster as a Document Set, either for a specific cluster or for all clusters at once.
    • Activate or deactivate "Link" mode in MAXMaps with the new keyboard shortcut CTRL+L (Win) or cmd+L (Mac).
    • Improved column width in Visual Tools while using a Mac while the MAXQDA font size setting is "large".
    • New scatter plot options in MAXQDA Stats: Scale axis equally, and edit the diagram title, color schemes, or labels.
    IMPORT & EXPORT
    • Improved handling of data imported from .DOCX documents: Improved font recognition, image sizes, line spacing, and support for special .xml files.
    • Improved import of transcripts created with the latest version of the automatic transcription services Otter.ai, TEMI, and REV.
    • A native import for SPSS data was implemented to replace a previously used third-party-component that is currently not notarized by Apple. You can now again import, create, or export SPSS files (.sav) on a Mac.
    • Export all of the statistic tables currently included in a statistics window to Excel at once. Each table is saved to a separate Excel worksheet tab.
    GENERAL
    • Hover over a variable in the Activate by Variable window to view the full name of the variable as a tooltip.
    • Improved workflow in the Summary Grid. Click on a node in the grid to make the cursor jump to the summary window and start typing right away.
    • New sorting option for memos in the Memo Manager. You can now sort memos by title.
    • Search within your tweets to find tweets that contain a specific word. Create tweet statistics and word clouds for only those tweets containing the search word.
    • Several interface design improvements for both light mode and dark mode.
    • The Overview of Coded Segments table is now initially sorted by the Document System.

[FIXED]

  • Fixes an issue while adjusting a text selection in a PDF document where selections across two pages were not adjusted correctly.
  • Fixes an issue while analyzing Word Frequencies, where the option to differentiate results by codes may have been disabled.
  • Fixes an issue while assigning internal links where assigning multiple links to the same segment was possible. 
  • Fixes an issue while changing the content of a memo in the Memo Manager where the changes were not applied to the Overview of Memos until the Memo Manager was closed.
  • Fixes an issue while closing the Reliability Analysis dialog in Stats, where in specific cases the software stopped working.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying unnecessary paraphrased segments in the "Overview of Coded Segments"
  • Fixes an issue while duplicating a document where the code frequency in the Code System was not immediately updated.
  • Fixes an issue while duplicating documents in the Document System where brackets behind the documents name were dropped.
  • Fixes an issue while editing an in-text-memo at the same time as the text in the document itself where the memo edits were not saved correctly.
  • Fixes an issue while exporting .sps files where the files were not correctly recognized in SPSS.
  • Fixes an issue while exporting an Interactive Quote Matrix to Excel, where the document names in the source information were not included.
  • Fixes an issue while importing RIS data where PDF files were not embedded in the project file.
  • Fixes an issue while loading the MAXQDA style sheet on some Mac computers.
  • Fixes an issue while recognizing "Modified" and "Modified by" variables while exporting and re-importing variables to and from Excel for project files with RIS literature data. 
  • Fixes an issue while renaming variables where it was possible to assign the same name to multiple variables.
  • Fixes an issue while transforming a PDF document into a text document where the new text was not opened immediately.
  • Fixes an issue while using "Fit to window" scaling in MAXMaps on screens with high resolution.

Release 2020.3(2020-12-01)

[NEW]

  • DIAGRAM DESIGNS AND OPTIONS
    • New color schemes for charts and diagrams.
    • Pick your own color for single-colored, ascending, and descending color schemes.
    • Edit the maximum axis size in diagrams.
    • Save the color and font settings of a diagram as the new default setting for all new diagrams.
    • Apply the color, font, and axis settings of a diagram to all currently opened diagrams of the same type.
    • Improved workflow and dialogue windows for easier editing of the text elements in a diagram.
  • VISUAL TOOLS
    • Visualize code distribution across your data with the new "Heatmap" option in the Code Matrix Browser.
    • Lemmatize words in a Word Cloud to group words together by their base form. Hover over a word in the Word Cloud to view which words are grouped together.
  • IMPORT
    • Import transcripts that were created with the automatic transcription tool "HappyScribe".
    • Import images or screenshots directly from the clipboard by using the keyboard shortcut CTRL+V or CMD+V in the main 4-window user interface.

[IMPROVED]

  • You can now paraphrase data in Paraphrase mode and apply codes or memos to your data at the same time.
  • Insert a new memo for a segment currently displayed in the Retrieved Segments window. Right-click on the segment to see the new option in the context menu.
  • Add a comment to a coded segment directly from the "New code" window.
  • While using a function that offers a lemmatization feature, the lemmatization language is now preset to the same language as the MAXQDA interface (if it exists). A language change in one function now changes the preset in all other functions as well.
  • While exporting memos into a teamwork export, you no longer have to select codes as well.
  • The Smart Coding Tool now displays image segments while working with coded segments from images or PDF documents.
  • Streamlined use of icons in the Similarity Analysis and the Summary Table windows.
  • Right-click on a document and use the new option in the context menu to add the document to an existing or a new document set.
  • A new option was added to the Code System preferences to switch from regular drag-to-code mode to click-to-code mode. If this mode is activated you can code a selected segment by simply clicking on a code in the code system.
  • Improved layout for the Intercoder coefficient Kappa results table.
  • Improved styling for memos, comments, and paraphrases in the Document Browser sidebar.

[FIXED]

  • Fixes an issue while using code favorites to code segments with one click where codes were removed from the code favorites window.
  • Fixes an issue while using a specific keyboard shortcut to apply a code to a segment in the Smart Coding Tool, that caused some memos to disappear.
  • Fixes an issue while switching between items in the stop list or go list organizer in MAXDictio. It's now easier to see which list is currently selected.
  • Fixes an issue while interactively clicking on a search item in the lexical search results table where displayed coding stripes in the Document Browser were reloaded.
  • Fixes an issue while importing literature data from Endnote where the import options were spaced too close together in the import dialogue.
  • Fixes an issue while importing documents using the "Structured Text" import where specific text elements caused the software to stop working.
  • Fixes an issue while exporting text documents with color-coded text to PDF where the color highlights were missing if the document was exported from the Document Browser window.
  • Fixes an issue while exporting documents with line-numbered text using the anonymization feature where the exported text is converted to paragraph numbering.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying codes with code memos in the Summary Grid where all memos were displayed with the regular memo icon.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying code co-occurrences for coded image segments that originated from PDF files where the image frame of the intersection was not displayed correctly.
  • Fixes an issue while copying content from the "Intercoder coefficient Kappa" window to a different text editor (Mac only).
  • Fixes an issue while applying the "only activated documents" filter in a Summary Grid where certain elements were displayed correctly.

Release 2020.2.2 (2020-10-28)

[NEW]

  • TWITTER IMPORT
    • Limit a new import of tweets from Twitter to any number between 1 and 10,000 of the most recent tweets.
  • ANALYSIS
    • 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.
  • DOCUMENTS
    • 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.

[IMPROVED]

  • CODES / CODING
    • 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.
  • DOCUMENTS
    • 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.
  • IMPORT / EXPORT
    • 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.
  • MEMOS
    • 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.
  • TABLES
    • 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.
  • VISUAL TOOLS
    • 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).
  • GENERAL
    • 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.

[FIXED]

  • 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).

Release 2020.2 (2020-09-15)

[IMPROVED]

  • Hovering over a hyperlink within a text document or a memo now displays a tooltip with the complete URL of the hyperlink.
  • Improved performance while creating a Code Matrix Browser for large numbers of coded segments.
  • Improved scroll bar visualization in the Interactive Word Tree. It is now easier to see where in the text the data currently displayed in the tree branches is located.
  • Improved zoom gestures in the Code Map and the Document Map window. If you zoom into a map the zoom action now centers on the current position of your cursor.
  • New timestamp format recognized: You can now import transcripts that contain timestamps in the format [h:mm:ss] to link the transcript to an audio or video file.
  • While entering a long comment in the Smart Coding Tool, the Categorize Paraphrases, or the Categorize Survey Data window the height of the comment cell now automatically expands so that the complete comment is visible.
  • You can now use zoom icons to reduce or increase the text size in the Smart Coding Tool, the Categorize Paraphrases, and the Categorize Survey Data windows.

[FIXED]

  • Fixes several small interface issues for both light mode and dark mode
  • Fixes an issue while displaying a preview of a coded image segment located in a PDF document in the Overview of Coded Segments table. The size of the segment is now identical to the size in the original document.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying a preview of a memo in the Overview of Memos table. The font size of the memo preview is now identical to the font size in the original memo.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying the coding stripes on the right side of the document where a small strip of the document was hidden on the left side.
  • Fixes an issue while using both the lexical search result table and a local search in the Document Browser at the same time. If you click on a lexical search result to jump to the original source the local search is now automatically deactivated.

Release 2020.2 (2020-09-02)

[NEW]

  • DARK INTERFACE THEME: Open general preferences to switch beetween the light and the dark interface color scheme.

[IMPROVED]

  • Optimized performance while updating a currently displayed word frequency result table or a Word Cloud after editing stop list items.
  • Optimized performance while opening or filtering a large number of memos in the Memo Manager. Both actions are now 50% faster.
  • "All Memos" icon added to the Memos menu tab. Click the icon to view all of the memos in your project in the Memo Manager.
  • Faster scrolling in the Document Browser: Middle-click using the mouse wheel to activate quick scrolling in text and PDF documents.

[FIXED]

  • Fixes an issue that prevented users working on a Mac from selecting Excel files as external files in the Stats module (Analytics Pro).
  • Fixes an issue where the information in the bottom toolbar about the number of currently activated documents and codes was not immediately updated as soon as a document group or a top-level code was deleted.
  • Fixes an issue where the option to differentiate tables by Document Sets was not available immediately after creating a new Document Set.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying text segments inside the Smart Coding Tool where the first character of a segment was missing.
  • Fixes an issue while handling specific special characters for text that is copied from the Document Browser window into some text editing tools.
  • Fixes an issue while highlighting search terms in the List of Documents if the document name contains specific special characters.
  • Fixes an issue while importing variables from Excel files where MAXQDA did not recognize existing integer variables if the variable description contained more than the limit of 63 characters.
  • Fixes an issue while sorting variables in various variable selection dialogues. They are now sorted in the same order as they are in the List of Document Variables.
  • Fixes an issue while using Shift + arrow keys to extend a text selection in the Document Browser if the text was selected from the bottom upwards.
  • Fixes several display issues that occurred while using a monitor with the display scaling set to 300% (Windows)

Release 20.1.1 (2020-07-29) - Release Notes


[IMPROVED]

  • VISUAL TOOLS
    • Optimized creating Single-Case Models for Focus Group Speakers in MAXMaps. Only Focus Group documents will now show up when selecting a Focus Group Speaker to create the model.
    • Optimized handling of activation status while choosing to import coded segments in MAXMaps. The correct amount of importable coded segments will now be shown when selecting "Only for Activated Documents".
    • Optimized performance while excluding columns from the results table of the Code Relations Browser.
  • INTERFACE
    • Improved: You can now maximize the coding stripe area in the Document Browser window to twice its size. This added space makes it easier to view longer code names.
    • Optimized sorting of names consisting of a combination of numbers and letters while displaying the Document System, Code System, or a table in ascending or descending order.
    • Streamlined and optimized tooltips while hovering over items in the Document System, Code System, or Document Browser. Tooltips will now show additional information regarding the creation and modification of the respective documents, codes, and coded segments.
  • GENERAL
    • It is now possible to limit your analysis to subgroups when analyzing cases using the functions Code Matrix Browser, Code Configurations, and Code Coverage as well as the MAXDictio functions Word Frequencies, Word Combinations and Category Matrix Browser.
    • Improved: MAXQDA 2020 now also checks a project database for inconsistencies if the project file is a MAXQDA 2018 project file (*.mx18).
    • Optimized the results table of the MAXDictio function Keyword-in-context. The column "Document" is now divided into two separate columns to make it easier to distinguish between document and document group.
    • Previously-existing timestamps will now carry over to newly-created documents when importing data from an exchange file to create a new document.

[FIXED]

  • Fixes an issue while comparing document groups and document sets using the function Compare Cases & Groups -> Quantitative.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying segments in the Smart Coding Tool. When switching between codes, the row height of the displayed segments will now automatically adjust to match the length of the segment.
  • Fixes an issue while exchanging MAXMaps files (*.mod) between Windows and Mac users. Please note that files created on Mac before MAXQDA version 20.1.1 are now deprecated and can no longer be used.
  • Fixes an issue while exporting the Interactive Quote Matrix created from the result table of the Code Relations Browser when no coded segments were displayed in the table.
  • Fixes an issue while merging projects containing Code Variables created by the user. Code Variables will now transfer correctly.
  • Fixes an issue while assembling memos in sets. Sets will remain when closing and opening the project.
  • Fixes an issue while selecting rows in the Overview of Coded Segments where incorrect segments in PDF files were highlighted in the Document Browser.
  • Fixes an issue while selecting rows in the result table of the Extended Lexical Search. Selecting rows will now always highlight the correct responding segment in the Document Browser.
  • Fixes an issue while setting the language for Spellcheck in the "Preferences" menu.
  • Fixes an issue while using Spellcheck when working on a document using the Edit mode.
  • Fixes an issue while using Spellcheck in a project that contains no documents.
  • Fixes an issue while autocoding search results in the "Keyword-in-context" results table.
  • Fixes an issue while using Intercoder Agreement to analyze document sets. The function will now correctly match documents in document sets to documents in document groups.
  • Fixes an issue while using the zoom function in the Code Map.
  • Fixes an issue while working on a transcript using the Edit mode. A message box will now warn users if an action may lead to timestamps being deleted.

Release 20.1 (2020-07-07) - Release Notes

[NEW]

SPELLCHECKING

  • Say hello to Spellchecking. Find and correct spelling errors in documents and memos - in English, German, and Español.

SUBFOLDERS

  • Organize documents into subfolders. You can now add a second level to your document organization.

AUTOMATIC TIMESTAMPS

  • Place timestamps evenly and automatically across a transcript in set time intervals to link it to a media file.

NEW TRANSCRIPT IMPORT OPTIONS

  • Import transcripts that were created with the automatic transcription tool "Otter.ai".
  • Import transcripts that were created with the automatic transcription tool "Simon Says".
  • Import transcripts that were created with the automatic transcription tool "Sonix".

NEW LITERATURE IMPORT

  • Citavi is added as an additional source for literature data. Import full articles along with bibliographical data into MAXQDA.
TEXT FORMATTING OPTIONS
  • Change the spacing before and after paragraphs.
  • Justify text alignment in text documents, memos, and logbook entries.
  • Resize images within text documents by clicking on the image and dragging the corners to make the image smaller or larger.

[IMPROVED]

TRANSCRIPTION

  • Smarter timestamp recognition for transcripts with time information in the header section of the document. These sections often contain information about the length of a media file that is formatted like a time stamp. MAXQDA now analyzes multiple timestamps in a transcript and uses the most frequently used format to link transcript and audio.
  • The autotext keyboard shortcuts in the transcription settings can now be up to three characters long.
  • Import transcripts created with AmberScript in their new DOCX export format.

INTERACTIVE QUOTE MATRIX

  • The Interactive Quote Matrix now displays code memos, so you can view and open the code memo while comparing coded segments.
  • The Interactive Quote Matrix now has a search function so that you can quickly find words across all currently-displayed coded segments or summaries.
  • The Interactive Quote Matrix is now used to display the results of the Mixed Methods functions "Side-by-Side Display" and "Qualitative Themes by Quantitative Groups".

MAXMAPS

  • Streamlined export dialogues. All export options are now listed in every export dialogue and named uniformly.
  • Smoother layout for the automatic alignment of an uneven number of elements in a circle. The circle now places the elements starting at the top of the circle.
  • After exporting a Code Map or a Document Map to MAXMaps, circles containing more than one code or document are exported as a group circle element and no longer split apart. The element name lists the codes or documents this circle represents.
  • Elements and their connection lines created with the automatic map model builder are now placed on layers. This makes it easy to hide and show layers for presentations.
  • After merging two projects, all of the maps in the merged project are re-linked to the appropriate elements to sustain an interactive connection between documents, codes, memos, etc.

VISUAL TOOLS

  • Open up the content of a Code Relations Browser matrix in an Interactive Quote Matrix.
  • The initial selection was removed from the Code Matrix Browser and Code Relations Browser visualization, making it easier to take a screenshot. To highlight a row, simply click on an element in the matrix.
  • The text displayed below a subcode or variable chart is now initially set to hidden. You can display and edit the text by clicking on the “Display text” icon in the chart settings.

INTERFACE

  • Optimized sizing while displaying coded image segments in the Side-by-Side Display function. The images are now larger and easier to read.
  • Optimized color use while using the function "color-coded text" to change the text background to the color of the codes applied there. The colors are now more transparent to make the text easier to read, especially for dark code colors.

VARIABLES

  • Optimized handling of date/time variables while changing the computer system settings to a different date format. Date/time values in MAXQDA are now recognized and displayed in relation to the system settings.
  • MAXQDA now remembers if you have changed in which order variables are displayed in frequency tables and shows the same order even if you close and reopen the table.
  • Call up the Document Variable Statistics for a variable by right-clicking on the name of the variable in the Date Editor window.
MEMOS
  • The Overview of Memos table now has a filter to limit the list to "Code Set Memos"
  • Select multiple memos from the left area of the Memo Manager to drag & drop them into a new memo set all at once.
  • Right-click on a code or coded segment to open a list of all memos linked to the code or coded segment from the context menu.

CREATIVE CODING

  • The Creative Coding feature is no longer limited to codes with a maximum number of two subcode levels. You can organize codes from any hierarchical level of the code system with Creative Coding.
  • You can now add a code memo to a newly-created code in the Creative Coding tool.

EXPORT

  • When you open a current display as a Word or Excel file, MAXQDA now creates a new document (instead of a temporary file) and saves it to the selected location.
  • While exporting an image document from the Document Browser, you can now choose from two image export formats: PNG and JPG.
  • New warning message while trying to export a table to DOCX that exceeds the limit of columns supported by Word documents (63 columns).
  • For better readability, the code headings in the Codebook export are now separated by two greater-than symbols (>>) instead of a backslash (\).
  • Print multiple documents at once. The print option in the Reports menu tab can now print all of the currently activated documents at once - or save them as one PDF document.

PERFORMANCE

  • Optimized performance while performing lexical searches in PDF documents. Search result tables now appear up to 15 times faster.
  • Optimized performance while analyzing word frequencies and word combinations. Result tables for these searches now appear twice as fast.
  • Optimized performance while creating a Document Map with several hundred documents.
  • Optimized performance while creating code relation models for models that include a large number of codes and coded segments.

GENERAL

  • You can now view and categorize up to 2500 answers to open-ended questions in the Categorize Survey Data function. The previous limit was 1500 answers.
  • Select multiple documents or codes within Document Sets and Code Sets at once.
  • While importing webpages collected with the MAXQDA Web Collector, you can now choose to import “only new webpages”.
  • Open the folder for external files directly from the MAXQDA menu entry "”External Files" to check which files are stored in the folder or to add new files.
  • While selecting which documents should be stored in the external files folder, all documents are now ordered by their location in the document system.
  • The Retrieved Segments window local search is now available even if the window is set to display segments in "Table View".
  • Use pinch-to-zoom on your trackpad to zoom in and out of PDF documents and images in the Document Browser window.
  • After searching for text within a document, all of the search results are automatically highlighted in the text.
  • Enter "*" followed by a space in a text document to start a new bullet-point list. Enter "1." followed by a space in a text document to start a new numbered list.
  • If the Multimedia Browser window is minimized, click the Multimedia Browser icon in the Document Browser to maximize the window again.
  • MAXQDA now checks the project database consistency and can rebuild a database if an inconsistency is detected.
  • Use the arrow keyboard buttons to switch between options in a message box.
  • The message box that verifies the delete action for a code with subcodes now mentions the number of subcodes in the message text.
  • The Document Browser toolbar now displays how many paragraphs there are in the current document next to the document name.
  • Ignore Japanese particles while analyzing word frequencies for Japanese-based text.

[FIXED]

  • Fixes an issue while resizing the Document Map window.
  • Fixes an issue where the current default weight score was not added to coded segments if they were coded by using the code icons in the Overview of Coded Segments table toolbar.
  • Fixes an issue while combining the comments of two coded segments if only the second coded segment had a comment.
  • Fixes an issue while converting decimal variables to integer variables where, in some cases, the new values became negative.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying coded segments where double-clicking a node in the Crosstab did not call up the segments in the Retrieved Segments window.
  • Fixes an issue while dragging a segment of text within a memo opened in a Memo Manager window with a reduced menu tab.
  • Fixes an issue while exporting a Crosstab matrix as an image file (.png/.svg) where the subcodes in the image were reduced to one hierarchical layer. You can now export the crosstab with the full code hierarchy again.
  • Fixes an issue while including linked code information while exporting memos from the Overview of Memos table to Word. Linked codes are now listed with each memo.
  • Fixes an issue while including the sum information in Crosstab exports. If you hide the sum in the Crosstab, it is now no longer included in the exported image.
  • Fixes an issue while moving documents via drag & drop into the Code Cloud visualization window where it was not possible to drop the documents onto the appropriate field. The documents can now be selected via drag & drop again.
  • Fixes an issue while not being able to limit an Extended Lexical Search query to the content of the Retrieved Segments window. You can now limit the search to the currently-retrieved coded segments.
  • Fixes an issue while opening a Windows media video (.wmv) in the Multimedia Browser on a Mac. MAXQDA now notifies the user that this Windows-specific format can not be viewed on a Mac.
  • Fixes an issue while recoding coded segments from the Retrieved Segments window via drag & drop where the window was emptied after dropping the segment onto a code.
  • Fixes an issue while saving a copy of a project file if the most recent edits in a currently-opened memo have not yet been saved. MAXQDA now asks if the last edits should be saved before creating a copy of the project.
  • Fixes an issue where MAXQDA used an increasing amount of memory in specific projects if the activation pattern is changed while a large number of segments is displayed in the Retrieved Segments window.
  • Fixes an issue while selecting values for the characters of focus group contributions in the Crosstab for Focus Groups where the value drop-down menu only showed 0.
  • Fixes an issue while using the same calculation for code relationships as the Code Relations Browser in MAXMap`s Code-Co-occurrence template.
  • Fixes an unresponsive context menu option in the MAXDictio Dictionaries to copy categories and search items from one dictionary to another

Release 20.0.8 (2020-04-29)

[NEW]

  • Grayscale color scheme option for charts & diagrams so your graphs are still easy to understand after being printed in black and white.

[IMPROVED]

  • Improved display of Japanese text in the Japanese interface on macOS Catalina. The characters are now smoother and easier to read.
  • Improved text search workflow in the 4-window interface: After closing and re-opening the search feature, the last search item is displayed and already selected so you can edit it right away.
  • Improved tooltip information for cluster icon tooltips in a Code Matrix Browser currently set to "Count hits per document only once" or "Binarize view". The tooltip now includes the total number of coded segments/documents as well as the frequencies for the selected setting.
  • Improved tooltip design for Document Map tooltips for clusters with more than 20 documents. The list is cut off after 20 items so you can still see the code information.
  • Improved design for drop-down menus and text fields in several places, including the Memo Manager toolbar and the List of Document Variables.
  • Improved time marker display in the Multimedia Browser. Start and end time markers are now placed to the side so they can no longer overlap when coding very short timeframes.
  • Improved recognition of special characters (e.g. different types of bullet points) while analyzing Word Frequencies in the MAXDictio module. These characters are now ignored.
  • Improved recognition of spacing between paragraphs while importing data from DOCX documents and recognition of math symbols that are embedded as vector graphics while importing documents from HTML.
  • Improved performance while automatically coding search results in very large project files and for displaying word frequency analysis results from a Word Cloud. Both actions are now much quicker.
  • Improved import of literature data from Endnote. The import now includes the "Research Notes" entries.
  • Improved handling of author and creation date information when importing codes from a code system or via teamwork import. When importing a code system, the current user and time are added to the data. When importing or merging teamwork, the original user and time information remains untouched.
  • Improved handling of variable data from a spreadsheet where multiple variable names are longer than the recognized character limit. Users are now notified to modify the variable names before importing.
  • Improved display of curved connection lines in MAXMaps when multiple lines are displayed very close to each other. Each line is now visible and easy to distinguish.
  • (COVID-19 related) Improved connection stability for users connected to a network license, especially for those using an unstable VPN connection while working from home.

[FIXED]

  • Fixes an issue with the too-small size of the document color icon in the Document System on high-resolution monitors (Windows only).
  • Fixes an issue with paraphrase placement and page breaks while printing a document with paraphrases.
  • Fixes an issue while using the systems date & time settings in the Document Group description while importing comments from YouTube.
  • Fixes an issue while using the quick code coding option where the icon is initially inactive after opening a new document and selecting a text segment before clicking on a code.
  • Fixes an issue while using the keyboard shortcut Strg+F or cmd+F to close the local search feature in any of the four main program windows.
  • Fixes an issue while using the keyboard shortcut Strg+P or cmd+P to print a document that was currently displayed in a second Document Browser window.
  • Fixes an issue while using the context menu to insert several selected codes from the Code System into a map at once.
  • Fixes an issue while using the arrow buttons to change the paragraph proximity in the MAXMaps Code Co-Occurrence Model template.
  • Fixes an issue while using the Undo function to undo the removal of a document from a Document Map.
  • Fixes an issue while using placeholder symbols (* or ?) in lexical search queries for text data that contained specific special characters (e.g. ü or ß).
  • Fixes an issue while using an incorrect file name for a Complex Coding Query that was exported to Excel.
  • Fixes an issue while unnecessarily shortening comments that were moved into a map via drag & drop.
  • Fixes an issue while unnecessarily shortening code names in documents exported to PDF including code visualizations.
  • Fixes an issue while setting a too large font size when printing a text document from the Document Browser as a PDF on high-resolution monitors (Windows only).
  • Fixes an issue while selecting and deselecting documents in the Teamwork Export dialog which may have caused MAXQDA to freeze.
  • Fixes an issue while selecting a slower or faster playback speed in Transcription Mode where the setting did not correctly correlate to the playback speed.
  • Fixes an issue while in the Categorize Survey Data window where it was impossible to select just a partial segment of a cell.
  • Fixes an issue while replacing text content with nothing while using the find & replace function with an empty replace text field.
  • Fixes an issue while renaming a code if the corresponding code memo was being edited in an open Memo Manager window at the same time.
  • Fixes an issue while removing leading 0 characters in variable names during the import or export of variables from Excel spreadsheets where variables may not be recognized as identical.
  • Fixes an issue while processing geo information from Google Maps locations where the West information was not recognized if it included a - symbol.
  • Fixes an issue while processing date and time entries in the MM/DD/YYYY formatting while importing data from a spreadsheet.
  • Fixes an issue while not interactively refreshing the origin information for segments currently displayed in the Retrieved Segments window if the original text was switched from line numbering to paragraph numbering or vice versa.
  • Fixes an issue while not including the duration of paraphrased segments in the Excel export while exporting paraphrased segments from transcripts with timestamps.
  • Fixes an issue while not including paraphrases in a .mex Teamwork Export file (Mac only).
  • Fixes an issue while including columns in the Excel export of coded segments that were not selected in the export dialog.
  • Fixes an issue while including Paraphrase and Focus Group Speaker code frequencies in the Project Information export and in the information that is displayed at the top of Overview of Coded Segments tables.
  • Fixes an issue while importing a REFI-QDA Project file (.qdpx) where internal links and variables were not recognized correctly.
  • Fixes an issue while exporting a REFI-QDA Project file (.qdpx) where internal links and coded segments in PDF documents were not exported correctly.
  • Fixes an issue while not being able to display a recently closed List of Maps window in MAXMaps as long as the model template builder is active.
  • Fixes an issue while exporting the result of a Similarity Analysis for Documents where table cells were highlighted by color, even if "No color highlight" was selected.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying bars for single categories next to their corresponding bars for merged categories in charts created in the Stats module (MAXQDA Analytics Pro).
  • Fixes an issue while displaying a wrong keyboard shortcut tooltip on the Copy to clipboard icon in the Subcode Statistics window.
  • Fixes an issue while not memorizing the setting to display coded text in the code color after closing and re-opening a project file.
  • Fixes an issue while cropping the side of grouped bar chart diagrams after inserting them into the Output Viewer in the Stats module (MAXQDA Analytics Pro).
  • Fixes an issue while correctly recognizing non-breaking spaces while exporting memos to Word.
  • Fixes an issue while correctly recognizing images during import of HTML files with images that were linked to from a different folder.
  • Fixes an issue where the font size in a diagram jumped to half the size after adjusting it on a high-resolution monitor (Windows only).
  • Fixes an issue while adjusting the height of the Open Coding Mode window if the memo and/or the comment areas were displayed or collapsed.
  • Fixes an issue where the coded segments in the Retrieved Segments temporarily disappeared if the content of one of the activated documents was edited at the same time.
  • Fixes an issue where using links in a Logbook may have slowed down the performance while editing the content of the Logbook.
  • Fixes an issue where creating a new map using a MAXMaps template for a document that was currently being edited in the Document Browser may have caused MAXQDA to freeze.
  • Fixes an issue where clicking on an empty space in the Multimedia Browser toolbar was recognized as Play/Pause.
  • Fixes an issue where changing the activation pattern of codes or documents deactivated the selected activation filter in a currently opened Summary Grid window.

Release 20.0.7 (2020-03-04)

Bugfixes and Improvements

  • Improved workflow for copying & pasting an image directly from a web browser into the Document Browser or MAXMAps
  • Improved workflow for removing selected words from a word cloud
  • Improved layout for adding connection lines to elements in MAXMaps
  • Adds a message box informing a user while opening a project file from a temporary folder
  • Fixes an issue while displaying the sum of cases in crosstabs exported to Excel
  • Fixes an issue while using the search field in the memo tree of the memo manager
  • Fixes an issue while editing a search item within the search item list of the lexical search window
  • Fixes an issue while moving the display of a PDF document in the documents browser to the side while using color codes, searching for text or clicking on coding stripes
  • Fixes an issue while displaying the zoom icons in a summary grid
  • Fixes an issue while creating unnecessary text symbols using the Esc or Ctrl+s keys in the Document Browser window
  • Fixes an issue while exporting image segments from the Retrieved Segments window to Excel
  • Fixes an issue while exporting text to PDF with coding stripes overlapping the text (Mac only)
  • Fixes an issue while using the "Save as.." feature in MAXQDA stats where the file name contains specific characters (Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Thai, Czech)
  • Fixes an issue while importing transcripts from REV or TEMI in DOCX format
  • Fixes an issue while importing "Structured Text" data that includes tables within the text
  • Fixes an issue while correctly including tabs in text document exports
  • Fixes an issue while keeping the font selection dialog in front while working with a code map (Mac only)
  • Fixes an issue while refocusing dialog or memo windows in front of the program window (Mac only)
  • Fixes an issue while using arrow keys to fast forward or rewind media files (Mac only)
  • Fixes an issue while displaying the complete lengths of column header descriptions in overview tables
  • Fixes an issue while displaying a wrong column header for the comment column in the Overview of Coded Segments
  • Fixes an issue while displaying new code memos in Creative Coding that are opened from the overview of coded segments initially as blank windows
  • Fixes an issue while displaying a wrong warning message when trying to open a project that is already opened in MAXQDA
  • Fixes an issue while including non-activated top-level codes in an interactive quote matrix that is created from within the crosstab window
  • Fixes an issue while editing memo content of a memo that contains internal links caused the link anchors to move within the text
  • Fixes an issue while merging code memos if the code memos are opened while their codes are merged
  • Fixes an issue while converting projects from MAXQDA 2018 to MAXQDA 2020 related to special characters in user names
  • Fixes an issue while setting correct font sizes when copying and pasting text segments from the Retrieved Segments window
  • Fixes an issue while displaying memo windows that were previously minimized
  • Fixes an issue while displaying a redundant warning message if there was not sufficient storage space to create a project backup

Release 20.0.6 (2020-01-29)

Bugfixes and Improvements

  • Improved Stop list import: Import multiple Stop list files at once
  • Improved formatting for memos that are exported to Word
  • Improved sorting of codes by code system while using the Code Relations Model in MAXMaps
  • Improved alignment of elements in MAXMaps while using the “Align in circle” function
  • Fixes an issue while transforming MAXQDA 2018 projects for text documents containing specific types of hyperlinks
  • Fixes an issue while displaying all icons in the memo toolbar on small screen sizes
  • Fixes an issue with the recognition of line breaks while analyzing word frequencies
  • Fixes an issue with deleting both anchor and target of internal links when text content that was linked is deleted
  • Fixes an issue with entering new paragraphs in documents while edit mode is turned off
  • Fixes an issue with the placement of new codes while creating new codes in the “Categorize Paraphase” window
  • Fixes an issue while including non-activated top level codes in png- or svg-images exported from a crosstab
  • Fixes an issue where using “Contains” filters connected by “AND” may cause MAXQDA to freeze
  • Fixes an issue where result tables copied from the Stats output viewer to a MAXQDA memo may change font
  • Fixes an issue with window sizing on high resolution monitors

Release 20.0.5 (2020-01-16)

Bugfixes and Improvements

  • Fixes an issue while exporting data that contains special characters to Word or Excel
  • Fixes an issue while selecting activated codes during teamwork export
  • Fixes an issue while expanding collapsed codes while exporting data from crosstab, codeline or code relations browser
  • Fixes an issue while highlighting search results while opening the search results table from within a word frequencies table
  • Fixes an issue while importing data from YouTube
  • Fixes an issue while using keyboard shortcuts to forward or rewind a media file in the Multimedia Browser window
  • Fixes an issue while importing a REFI-QDA project file from Dedoose
  • Fixes an issue while recognizing spaces when converting a MAXQDA 2018 project to MAXQDA 2020 (Windows only)

Release 20.0.4 (2019-12-16)

Bugfixes and Improvements

  • NEW: Interactive options for creating, merging and deleting codes in the Smart-Coding-Tool
  • Improved display of simultaneously-opened memos when editing memo types
  • Improved performance while importing large bibliographical data sets (*.RIS files)
  • Improvement while saving Category Matrix Browser settings
  • Improved performance and stability when converting MAXQDA 18 projects to MAXQDA 2020 projects
  • Several small improvements of the user interface and dialog windows
  • Fixes an erased empty spaces issue in transcripts while converting MAXQDA 2018 projects to MAXQDA 2020 projects
  • Fixes an issue while renaming folders in MAXMaps via context menu
  • Fixes an issue while deleting folders containing Maps in MAXMaps
  • Fixes an issue while displaying shadows for connecting lines in MAXMaps
  • Fixes an issue while entering a label for connecting lines in MAXMaps
  • Fixes an issue while setting the max. distance when creating a Code Co-Occurrence Model (Code Proximity)
  • Fixes an issue while quitting MAXQDA Stats that could lead to an unexpected application halt
  • Fixes an issue with missing decimal places when visualizing results from the Analysis of Variance function in MAXQDA Stats
  • Fixes an issue with coding stripe display when exporting documents
  • Fixes an issue while transcribing and using the bold format when inserting Autotext
  • Fixes an issue while displaying only subcodes in the "Compare Cases & Groups" function
  • Fixes a false error message issue when using the Smart Publisher
  • Fixes an issue while exporting line numbered documents as Word documents
  • Fixes an issue while exporting documents containing timestamps without having chosen to export timestamps
  • Fixes an issue with blank windows when re-opening certain functions of MAXQDA
  • Fixes an issue when using Mac option keys in combination with arrow keys to navigate text documents

Release 20.0.3 (2019-12-05)

Bugfixes and Improvements

  • Improved performance while converting project files from MAXQDA 2018 to MAXQDA 2020
  • Improved formatting of line breaks when exporting text documents to Word
  • Fixes an issue while undoing an action via keyboard shortcut when writing a memo
  • Fixes an issue while converting large project files from MAXQDA 2018 to MAXQDA 2020
  • Fixes an issue while searching for text that contains special characters in the main user interface
  • Fixes an issue while displaying coding stripes and paragraph numbers in PDF exports
  • Fixes an issue while displaying images within memos after converting a project from MAXQDA 2018 to MAXQDA 2020 (Mac only)
  • Fixes an issue while replacing single search results in the Document Browser window
  • Fixes an issue while exporting Complex Coding Query results to Excel
  • Fixes an issue while displaying memos in Retrieved Segments content exported to Excel
  • Fixes an issue while saving activated codes in a set when using the "Activate Codes by Variables" feature
  • Fixes an issue while using the binarize function in the MAXDictio Category Matrix Browser (MAXQDA Plus and Analytics Pro only)
  • Fixes an issue while displaying value labels for Crosstab diagrams in Stats (MAXQDA Analytics Pro only)

Release 20.0.2 (2019-11-25)

Bugfixes and Improvements

  • NEW: Transcript exports can include timestamps
  • Fixes an issue while converting MAXQDA 2018 projects where text documents have tables inside the text
  • Fixes an issue with automatic scrolling in the Document Browser window while selecting long text passages or while transcribing
  • Fixes an issue with some characters duplicating while writing in Korean
  • Improved workflow for remembering the most recently used lemmatization languages while doing a word frequency analysis
  • Improved sidebar display management while switching between documents
  • Improved performance while importing teamwork exchange files (.mex) and while merging projects
  • Several small improvements of the user interface and dialog windows

Release 20.0.1 (2019-11-14)

Bugfixes

  • Fixes an issue while displaying logbook data in projects transformed from MAXQDA 2018
  • Fixes an issue while displaying paragraph numbering when exporting text documents to PDF
  • Fixes an issue while disabling the input method editor (IME) for writing Japanese, Chinese, and other languagues (Windows only)
  • Fixes an issue while creating new codes via context menus that may lead to MAXQDA ending unexpectedly
  • Fixes an issue while limiting a word search to the current content of the Retrieved Segments window

MAXQDA 2020 is published – November 2019

MAXQDA Release Notes

First release of MAXQDA 2020.

MAXQDA 2020 introduces more than 70 new features. We’ve continued to improve in fields where MAXQDA is already at the top of the industry: analytical flexibility, user- friendliness and features that place your research goals at the center.

New features:

  • Memo Sidebar and Memo Manager
  • MAXMaps 3.0. New models and expanded functionality
  • Importing articles alongside bibliographical data
  • Import transcripts from new sources (including from automatic speech recognition tools)
  • Line- and paragraph numbering
  • Document Maps
  • Data Archiving
  • Comparing Summaries and Paraphrases
  • and more…

Discover the new features of MAXQDA 2020

18.2.5 – October 2020

Bugfixes and Improvements

  • Improved: If the Multimedia Browser window is currently minimized you can now click on the Multimedia Browser icon in the Document Browser to maximize the window again.
  • Fixes an issue while exporting a project with transcripts as a REFI-QDA Projekt (*.qdpx) where transcripts without a link to a media file were ignored.
  • Fixes an issue while exporting a project as a REFI-QDA Projekt (*.qdpx) created a MAXQDA 2018 project file instead (Mac only).

18.2.4 – April 2020

Bugfixes and Improvements

  • Improved performance while analyzing word frequencies in projects with a very large number of documents
  • Fixes an issue while using the “Save as..” feature in MAXQDA stats where the file name contains specific characters (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, Russian)
  • Fixes an issue while displaying a redundant warning message if there was not sufficient storage space to create a project backup
  • Fixes an issue while displaying value labels for Crosstab diagrams in Stats (MAXQDA Analytics Pro only)
  • Fixes an issue while displaying coding stripes slightly offset in documents printed to landscape orientated PDFs
  • Fixes an issue while displaying unselected top-level codes if any of their subcodes are selected in the “Compare Cases & Groups” function
  • Fixes an issue while using keyboard shortcuts to forward or rewind a media file in the Multimedia Browser window
  • Fixes an issue while importing a REFI-QDA project file from Dedoose
  • Fixes an issue while processing geo information from Google Maps locations
  • Fixes an issue while using keyboard shortcuts cmd+C or Strg+C to copy text segments from a PDF document to the clipboard
  • Fixes an issue while processing date and time variables while importing data from a spreadsheet
  • Fixes an issue while analyzing intercoder agreement for documents that contain tables inside the text

18.2.3 – October 2019

Bugfixes and Improvements

  • New: Display frequencies on lines connecting codes within a Code Map
  • New: Export and import REFI-QDA Project files to exchange project data between MAXQDA and other QDA software packages
  • Improved project backup reminders
  • Improved warning messages when opening project files from external or synced storage locations
  • Improved performance while working with large dictionaries (MAXDictio)
  • Fixes an issue while changing code name fonts in a Code Map
  • Fixes an issue while searching for round brackets as well as using “search and replace”
  • Fixes an issue with non-repsonding internal links for specific types of PDF documents
  • Fixes an issue while displaying sums in the totals column for crosstabs with missing values
  • Fixes an issue with applying new stop list entries to a currently opened word cloud
  • Fixes an issue while searching in overview table columnns with numeric values
  • Fixes an issue with displaying axis labels diagrams (Stats)
  • Fixes an issue with blurry font in svg export files (Stats)
  • Fixes an issue with the diagram sizes inside the output viewer (Stats)
  • Fixes an issue with timestamp management when the text between two timestamps is deleted

18.2.1 & 18.2.2 – October 2019

MacOS Catalina compatibility updates

  • Fixes an issue with MAXQDA not starting on macOS Catalina
  • Fixes an issue while using foot switches on macOS Catalina.
  • Fixes an issue while displaying pdf documents on macOS Catalina.

18.2.0 – February 2019

  • Code Map
    This powerful new visualization feature clusters codes on a map to reveal the relationships between codes.
  • Advanced Teamwork Options
    The new teamwork tools offer you far more control and many more options for collaborative work on the same project data.
  • Intercoder Agreement for Groups
    You can now analyze the differing coding approaches of different coders across multiple documents at once.
  • Group Bar Charts, Histograms, and Box Plots MAXQDA’s statistics module Stats
    Visualize crosstab tables as grouped bar charts. Descriptive statistics can now be graphically depicted in box plots or histograms to clearly illustrate the range, mean, and dispersion of quantitative variables.

Further Improvements
  • Document export: Improved export workflow with a new export dialog for documents and a new option to export text documents into the PDF format.
  • Document tooltip: While hovering over a document the tooltip box now additionally displays the number of characters in the text.
  • Document sets: Create a new document set by simply dragging & dropping all selected documents onto the “Sets” icon.
  • Lexical search results selection: When searching for word occurrences in a sentence or paragraph, the whole sentence or paragraph is selected when you click on search results. Optionally activate all documents with a search result.
  • Lexical search in memos: While searching for paragraphs containing the search strings, click on a result to jump to and highlight the paragraph within the memo.
  • Image preview for links: Hovering over a link to an image selection now shows a preview of the image so you don’t have to switch documents to view the picture.
  • Default code color: Codes with the default blue code color now have a blue color marker on the code symbol in the code system.
  • Change Emoticode colors: The colors of the coding stripes for Emoticodes can now be changed from the default blue.
  • Video segments: Clicking a video segment icon in the list of coded segments now automatically plays the segment in the Media browser window.
  • Transcription pedal: New support for Infinity USB Foot pedal with three pedals. Use this pedal to play and pause audio or video during transcriptions, and to jump a set intervall forward or backwards.
  • Transcription speed: Speed up the media file you are transcribing to twice its normal speed.
  • Media Browser navigation: Scroll sideways through the coding stripe area of a media file in the Media Browser window by holding down the shift key while scrolling with your mouse.
  • Paraphrases: Freely resize the paraphrases column to any width.
  • Delete confirmation: Deactivate the dialog windows in which you have to confirm your action when deleting a code or document.
  • Stats: Right click on a column header in the Stats Data Editor to open variable frequencies.
  • Word Cloud: Edit which special characters MAXQDA uses to detect the end or beginning of a word (full stop, question mark, etc).
  • MAXMAps: Improved usability while selecting data for automatic models by dragging and dropping documents and codes directly from a newly displayed sidebar.
  • MAXMaps: More design options for illustrations of documents and codes and their user-defined colors. Both elements are now outlined in their own color by default.
  • MAXMaps: Drag & drop free objects from the insert toolbar directly to specific spots in your map.
  • Memos: Direct access to the list of memos/list of free memos from the “Analysis” menu tab.
  • Interactive Quote Matrix: View more data at once by displaying coded segments in up to six columns next to each other. If you click on the link to view the original documents, the Interactive Quote Matrix window is minimized to allow more space for your data.
  • PDF: Improved coding with new coding grabbers. Shorten or extend a text selection in a PDF document by dragging the coding grabbers to the perfect location before assigning a code.
  • PDF: Print with coding stripes. New printing option lets you print your coded PDF documents with a side margin that displays your coding stripes.
  • PDF: Transform a PDF into a regular text document. This option creates a new text document with the text the PDF contains.
  • Twitter: Click on a Twitter user icon or @username mentions to view the Twitter profile of that user.
  • Code Matrix Browser: For visualization that are limited by activated documents or codes you can now change your activations to interactively adjust the Code Matrix Browser display.
  • Creative Coding: Improved navigation for large code systems with new searching and sorting options.
  • Creative Coding: While merging codes that both have a code memo, select whether to merge the memos into one or transform them into free memos.
  • Overviews: New settings for hiding or displaying table columns.
  • Fixes an issue with displaced timestamps when importing transcripts created with f4 or f5.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when exporting documents with special characters in their name. Characters are replaced.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when displaying the “activate/deactivate” option while selecting multiple codes in a code system currently set to the table view.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when keeping selections active if multiple codes are moved to a different location in the “Code System”.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when displaying the borders around a paraphrase while the “Large font” option is activated.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when exporting a map to the clipboard with a transparent background.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when changing the text width of object labels in MAXMaps.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when placing codes in the Creative Coding workspace via drag & drop from the “Code System”.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when merging empty document groups when merging projects.
  • Fixes and issue that arises when merging paraphrase codes when merging projects. Codes are not longer duplicated.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when importing Twitter tweets with active time filters.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when you accidentally set code color filters while changing code colors in the Media Browser window.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when applying rewind intervals set in transcription mode during normal playback.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when saving stop list entries after importing a stop list file.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when limiting the data displayed in a Summary Grid by activations.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when changing the sizes of coded image segment previews when changing the size of a column in the Interactive Quote Matrix.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when filtering display memos inside the Memo Manager window by author.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when adding objects to a layer in MAXMaps.
  • Fixes an issue that arises when creating columns for missing values when creating crosstabs, typology tables, and other matrices.

18.1.1 – October 2018

  • New: The “Language Options” menu in word clouds can be set to “Japanese” for improved word recognition in Japanese texts
  • Improved processing speed while importing large data sets from Excel using the “Survey Data” import function
  • Improved processing speed while creating a “Document Portrait” visualization for documents with a large number of overlapping codes
  • Improved timestamp recognition while importing transcripts created with Transana
  • Fixes a bug while scrolling in overview tables with active column filters
  • Fixes a bug in the text formatting of new timestamps in Transcription Mode
  • Fixes a bug while using the zoom icons to zoom in and out of a Summary Grid
  • Fixes a bug in the positioning of windows and system dialogs while working with high resolution monitors (Windows)
  • Fixes a bug while using MAXQDA from different system user accounts (Mac)

18.1.0 – August 2018

  • Import from YouTube
    Import video comments and subtitles, including their timestamps, to create automatic links from the transcript into the video and vice versa
  • Word clouds 2.0
    Completely redesigned word cloud generator with predefined layouts, color schemes and possibilities to adapt a cloud
  • Code clouds
    Illustrate and explore the most frequently assigned codes
  • Export audio and video extracts
    Save coded video or audio segments as individual video or audio clips
  • Code segments directly from the Retrieved Segments window
    Easily recode your data by draging & dropping the selected segment from the Retrieved Segments window onto a code in your Code System
  • Enhanced Twitter Import
    Adds the ability to search for tweets by the minute
  • Select multiple documents/codes at once
    to move several elements into new document groups, or add several codes to MAXMAps
  • Search and replace
    Simple error correction or anonymization in text documents with the classic “Search & Replace” option.
  • Side-by-side display
    The table for a side-by-side display is now presented as an Interactive Quote Matrix (previously a direct export to Excel)
  • Search with “Regular expressions”
    Finer search options for lexical searches
  • Interactive result tables for MAXDictio
    Drag one table row onto another to aggregate the results and count these words together.
  • Save MAXMaps to clipboard
    Copy current Map to the clipboard for fast transfer to reports and presentations
  • Codeline aggregation by codes
    Collapse subcodes to aggregate the view and display all subcodes as one.
  • Document comparison charts fit to window
    Fit complete document comparison visualization to current window width to see all coded segments at once
  • Code System QDA-XML Exchange Standard
    The QDA XML exchange format lets you transfer a Code System to and from other QDA programs
  • External file management
    Remove documents from the project file to store externally – or embed external documents to store in the project file
  • Smart Coding Tool improvements
    Undo and Redo, sort codes by code frequency for displayed documents, copy & move coded segments, keyboard shortcuts to code with new codes, always show number of displayed coded segments and number of source documents, and more.
  • Import transcripts from SRT file format (e.g. YouTube transcripts)
  • Optionally display all codes in Categorize Paraphrases window
  • Standardize fonts in interactive quote matrix and summary tables
  • Quick color picker for text and MAXMaps elements
  • New example projects: Japanese and Chinese
  • Ignore text formatting when pasting text to the Document Browser, memos or logbook
  • Stats: Option to transform variables to integer, floating point or date/time variables
  • Code text segments directly from preview window in Coded Segments tables
  • Directly open media file from Document System window in Multimedia Browser
  • While coding a text segment MAXQDA ignores empty spaces before and after the coded text
  • Improved automatic variable recognition during survey import
  • Improved font picker for all text editors (Document browser, memo, etc.)
  • Search options “Starting letters”, “case-sensitive” and “whole words” added for all text searches
  • Zoom option for Summary tables
  • Larger tooltip window when hovering on a memo to display more of the memo content
  • Ability to filter the Overview memos window by memos from more than one user
  • Copy Frequency tables and charts to clipboard
  • Sorting of documents or codes that are named with a number uses numerical sorting instead of alphabetical sorting
  • Fixes an issue while recognizing code colors in EMF exports from MAXMaps
  • Fixes an issue while exporting extremly large maps from MAXMAps
  • Fixes an issue while copying Stats outputs to Microsoft Office (Mac only)
  • Fixes an issue while displaying assigned codes for audio and video segments in the Retrieved Segments window
  • Fixes an issue while moving memos in the Document Browser window via drag & drop on high resolution monitors
  • Fixes an issue while recognizing Chinese colons during import of Chinese text documents
  • Fixes an issue while immediately displaying new coding stripe length when recoding a picture segment
  • Fixes an issue while rotating an object with a geographic reference link in MAXMAps
  • Fixes an issue while displaying the percentage symbol in vertical bar charts

18.0.8 – May 2018

  • Enhanced Twitter Import: Now able to import tweets with more than 140 characters
  • Fixes an issue while importing certain MP3 files, e.g. from MAXApp (Windows)
  • Fixes an issue while cutting off MAXMaps images during export to the EMF format (Windows)
  • Fixes an issue while displaying memos for across-page codes in PDF documents in the “Retrieved Segments” window
  • Fixes an issue while manually sorting variables in the MAXStats “Variable List”
  • Fixes an issue while displaying the “Overview of Coded Segments” while also using Creative Coding
  • Fixes an issue while importing coded segments into MAXMaps by using the right click context menu of a code

18.0.7 – March 2018

  • Fixes an issue when displaying the Logbook content

18.0.6 – March 2018

  • Fixes an issue when displaying colored “highlight coding” codes (Mac)
  • Fixes an issue when using the arrow keys to navigate a media file in the media browser window (Mac)
  • Fixes an issue while editing links in the document browser window that may cause the program to freeze (Windows)

18.0.5 – February 2018

  • Fixes an issue while displaying retrieved segments by using the “Activate by document variables” feature

18.0.4 – February 2018

  • New: Dialogue windows with document/code variable selection display the applicable number of documents/codes
  • Improved handling of stop- and go-list import and organization in MAXDictio (available in MAXQDA Plus and MAXQDA Analytics Pro)
  • Improved display of table columns in the Smart Coding Tool for Mac computers with retina display
  • Fixes an issue while opening media files in the multimedia browser during transcription mode
  • Fixes an issue with column size display in the Summary Grid Tables on high resolution monitors
  • Fixes an issue while using the lexical search feature for wild card characters that may cause the program to freeze
  • Fixes an issue while using the Code Relations Browser that may cause the program to freeze

18.0.3 – January 2018

  • Improved performance when transcribing media in transcription mode
  • Improved performance when retrieving and exporting coded image segments from large PDF documents
  • Fixes an issue while creating memos for documents without a text selection
  • Fixes an issue while displaying the Overview of Coded Segments table with variables displayed as tooltips
  • Fixes an issue while repeatedly using undo and redo in MAXMaps
  • MAXDictio: Fixes an issue while autocoding sentences in large PDF documents

18.0.2 – December 2017

  • Operation optimization and improved performance for the Smart Coding Tool
  • Improved performance when opening very large project files
  • Fixes an issue while importing Logbook content from MAXQDA 12 project files
  • Fixes an issue while displaying image segments from large PDF files in the Retrieved Segments window
  • Fixes an issue while resetting the 4-window layout after undocking and re-docking a window

18.0.1 – December 2017

  • Fixes a problem with printing text documents on macOS
  • Fixes some issues concerning the program interface and media browser window

First Release of MAXQDA 2018 (for Windows and Mac) – December 2017

We are delighted to introduce you to the latest version of our software, MAXQDA 2018. And there are plenty of reasons to be excited: We have added over 60 new features, including seven newly developed analysis tools offering innovative ways to evaluate your data. We have also significantly improved many of our core features. Getting started with MAXQDA has never been easier, with simplified access to both new and well-known existing functions.

  • Well organized ribbon menu with descriptions and tooltips for every feature
  • Paraphrasing
  • Smart Coding Tool
  • Group Comparisons
  • Code combination analysis – for up to 6 code dimensions
  • Categorizing answers to open-ended questions
  • Code coverage
  • Professional transcription focus mode
  • Global Undo
  • and many more…
12.3.6 – September 2018
  • Fixes some minor bugs
12.3.5 – February 2018
  • Fixes an issue while importing Word documents (macOS)
  • Fixes an issue with column size display in the Summary Grid Tables on high resolution monitors
12.3.4 – February 2018
  • Fixes an issue with sentence recognition while using the lexical search feature for PDF documents
  • Fixes an issue while using the lexical search feature for wild card characters that may cause the program to freeze
  • Fixes an issue with matching code colors while importing MAXQDA exchange files (.mex) created with MAXQDA 2018
12.3.3 – December 2017
  • Fixes an issue while exporting very large maps from MAXMaps as image files
  • Fixes an issue while importing websites that use a special layout from MAXQDA Webcollector
  • Fixes an issue while exporting MAXDictio word frequency tables after changing specific table display options
  • Fixes an issue while copying and inserting codes and their subcodes to their correct level in the codesystem
  • Fixes an issue while tagging empty table cells as missing during import from spreadsheets
  • Fixes an issue while exporting a quote matrix from the code matrix browser to .xls/.xlsx
12.3.1 – February 2017
  • Lexical searches with stemming and lemmatization! Group your search results by word stems (e.g. walk, walking, walked) and count them together
  • Import summaries from Summary Grid to MAXMaps to use as labels for coded segments
  • Interactive word frequency result tables for word combinations: Drag & drop word combinations onto each other in result tables to count them as one
  • Interactive result tables for word frequencies and word combination frequencies remember your applied changes when you use the refresh button
  • Create new document from selection: Drag & drop a selected document segment into the Document System to create a new document with selected content (text, PDF, images)
  • Improved performance for projects with large numbers of documents and codes
  • Fixes a bug with opening memos via double click on high resolution monitors
  • Fixes a bug with rare character sets when adding MAXDictio dictionary entries
  • Fixes a bug with word trees for rare types of PDF documents
  • Fixes a bug with geolinking from within MAXmaps
  • Fixes a bug with displaying rotated image segments in the Retrieved Segments window
  • Fixes a bug with autocoding of dictionary categories
  • Fixes a bug with saving document links during project merges
  • Fixes a bug with keyboard shortcuts for bold, italic and underline in document edit mode (Windows)
12.3 – January 2017

This updates adds a large range of completely new functionality to MAXDictio, our module for quantitative text analysis. MAXDictio is available in MAXQDA Plus and MAXQDA Analytics Pro.

NEW IN MAXDICTIO:

  • Word combinations: Search and analyze combinations of up to five words
  • Go lists: Go list manager, global go lists can be used across all projects
  • Category Matrix Browser: Visualize dictionary category frequencies in a matrix view
  • Keyword-in-context: Display search strings in structured table that displays context information (preceding and following text)
  • Interactive Word Tree: Turn text data into tree like visualization with branches showing frequently used phrases
  • Japanese: Improved Japanese language support with word recognition engine for Japanese text
  • Interactive word frequency result tables: Drag words onto each other in result tables to count them together
  • Improved Dictionary functionality: Manage global dictionaries and create dictionary categories from code system
  • Improved Stop lists: Stop list manager, global stop lists can be used across all projects

Bugfixes and Improvements

  • Include “duration” column in coded segments export for documents with time stamps linking to a media file
  • Exports from Visual Tools or Mixed Methods as image or table, take user defined column changes into account
  • Focus groups: Import variables for focus group participants
  • Set or modify weight score for multiple coded segments at once in “Overview of coded segments” table
  • Multimedia Browser opens at last viewed location
  • Import data from SurveyMonkey (annual SurveyMonkey pro plan required)
  • Improved import of focus group transcripts that contain images
  • Improved overview tables display on high-resolution monitors (Windows)
  • Improved display of text with specific types of line breaks in “Overview of coded segments”
  • Improved font recognition and handling of tables with images when switching between Windows and Mac
  • Improved performance for retrieval by focus group speaker
  • Improved performance for import of documents from Excel spreadsheet
  • Improved performance for using “undo coding”
  • Fixes a bug with display of absolute and relative values (MacOS)
  • Fixes a bug with copying content with images from output viewer to Word (in Stats)
  • Fixes a bug with activating documents by creation date
  • Fixes a bug with the import of the project memo during project import from MAXApp
12.2.1 – October 2016
  • Collect web pages with browser-addon “MAXQDA Web Collector” (Google Chrome)
  • Import online survey results directly from SurveyMonkey
  • Visual tool “Codeline” for audio/video and PDF documents
  • Automatic coding of speakers with preprocessor import
  • Copying and exporting results from Stats Output Viewer
  • Lexical search for “(” and “)”
  • Special characters in file names when importing SPSS files
  • Identical variable labels when importing SPSS files
12.2 – September 2016

Add statistical power to your analysis – Introducing the new MAXQDA Analytics Pro!

This update includes a free demo of the statistical features of the new Stats module of MAXQDA Analytics Pro. Your “Stats” demo will end automatically on December 31st, 2016.

NEW: These are the new statistical features of MAXQDA Analytics Pro:

  • Interactive connection with MAXQDA projects data
  • Import dataset from SPSS, Excel, etc.
  • Interactive results table
  • Frequency tables
  • Descriptive statistics: Mean, standard deviation, variance, median, quartiles, minimum, maximum, range, sum, standard error, 95% confidence interval for the mean
  • Crosstabs: absolute and relative frequencies, row and column percentages, expected frequencies, residuals, standardized residuals, adjusted standardized residuals; Chi-square, Phi, Cramer’s V, contingency coefficient C
  • One-way analysis of variance: with output descriptive statistics and Levene test of homogeneity of variance
  • Correlation: Pearson and Spearman correlation
  • Scale: Cronbach’s Alpha

Other improvements…

  • Better recognition of sentences for autocoding of search results
  • Vertical lines in Codeline
  • New interface language: Portuguese (Brasilian)
  • Codeline that does not fill max. window width
  • MAXQDA settings.ini file that may prevent MAXQDA from starting
  • Overview of codes that contains focus group variables
  • Export of last row in Typology table
  • Highlighting multipage segments in PDF documents
12.1.4 – June 2016

 

  • Twitter connection when importing tweets into MAXQDA project
  • Saving Creative Coding map as a standard MAXMap

 

12.1.3 for Windows – April 2016
  • library signing for operating system, which may prevent start of MAXQDA
  • opening MAXQDA projects with a double click
  • starting the Smart Publisher
12.1.3 for Mac – April 2016
  • library signing for operating system, which may prevent start of MAXQDA
  • Excel export and import
  • showing a message regarding the temporary folder
12.1.1 – April 2016
  • Improved performance for Code Matrix Browser on focus group participants
  • Improved text editing in transcripts with large number of time stamps
  • Display focus group icons in Code Relations Browser
  • list formatting in memos and text documents
  • page layout when printing text documents
  • importing MAXQDA 2007 and MAXQDA 11 projects
  • line breaks in HTML export
  • missing strings for activating focus group participants by number of speeches
12.1.0 – February 2016


Joint displays

  • Side-by-side display of results (coded segments):
    Compare results of a qualitative and a quantitative study in a table that contains coded segmens for selected themes
  • Side-by-side display of results (summaries):
    Compare results of a qualitative and a quantitative study in a table that contains summaries for selected themes
  • Qualitative themes by quantitative groups (coded segments):
    Group documents by document variable values and compare each groups coded segments for selected themes in a table
  • Qualitative themes by quantitative groups (summaries):
    Group documents by document variable values and compare each groups summaries for selected themes in a table
  • Statistics by qualitative groups:
    Group documents by codes that were assigned to the document and compare mean, standard deviation, frequency and percentage of selected variables

Visual Tools: New Codeline features

  • More options: Display length of codes based on number of paragraphs or number of characters that have been coded
  • New aggregated view fits the whole codeline into your window. Perfect for publications and presentations
  • New slider to adjust column width
  • New filter option: Limit visualization to coded segments with a certain weight

Visual Tools: General Improvements

  • New camera icon takes a screenshot of the currently visible area and copies the image to the clipboard. You can insert it into a presentation or report via cmd+V
  • New excel export icons for Document Comparison Chart and Codeline
  • Click a code in the “Code System” to highlight it on a Map in MAXMaps

MAXDictio: Lemmatization and Split Word Frequencies by Document Groups

  • Stemming and Lemmatization is coming to MAXDictio! Different forms of a word (car, cars, cars’) can be grouped together in the word frequency results table. Available for these languages: Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, English, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian
  • New filter option: Analyze word frequencies by document groups

Text Search: Search Results Preview and New Extended Search Options

  • Overhauled “Extended lexical search” dialog window to make room for new search options, e.g. searching for a combination of search strings across multiple sentences, pages or cells in text documents, tables or PDF files
  • Search results table with new “preview” column, making it easier to evaluate the quality of each finding. Of course you can still click on a result to jump into the original document
  • Search results table with new “context” column, when searching for combinations of search items displays how close or far search items are from each other (e.g. 1 paragraph or 2 sentences)
  • Search results table for text search in memos: doubleclick a search term to highlight it in a memo

Creative Coding

  • Save Creative Coding map as a standard MAXMap for audit trail
  • New colors are automatically applied to selected codes

Coding: General Improvements

  • You can now code text right inside the preview window at the top of the “Overview of coded segments” table. Just drag & drop a code onto the selected text segment or vice versa
  • Extend a code across highlighted text by right-clicking on the coding stripe and selecting “Extend with highlighted segment”
  • Smoother text selection in PDF documents

Focus Groups: Activate by Participants “Activity”

  • Activate focus groups by name, number of contributions, and number of characters for easy comparison of participants who talk more and less.

Document Variables: SPSS Data File Compatibility

  • Import and export document variables to and from SPSS data file (*.sav) for direct exchange with statistical software

Other

  • “Retrieved Segments” export includes a memos label type
  • New info box for unsuccessful DOC/X import in MAXQDA for Windows
  • Double-click to remove a variable condition in “Activate by variable” dialog
  • starting MAXQDA from a different user account than the user account that installed MAXQDA 12.0.3 on a Mac
  • linking media files with a long file path to a transcript
  • unbundling external files
  • the length of media clips in “Overview of coded segment” exports
  • changing the file path when exporting “Overview of coded segments”
  • changed settings during refresh of “MAXDictio Word frequency” table
  • transfering projects, that contain several code sets, from MAXQDA 11 to MAXQDA 12
  • transfering geo links when merging projects
12.0.3 for Windows – January 2016
  • Code System: Set standard color for new codes
  • Search results: Autocode or export sentences in PDF documents
  • Creative Coding: select also top-level codes with a maximum of two subcode levels
  • Import data from Twitter: import the number of likes of a Tweet
  • Summary Tables: transform column into a document variable
  • Summary Tables: swap rows and columns
  • Already imported text documents: convert to a focus group document
  • Document variables: export to SPSS syntax file
  • Document variables: first column displays document type icon
  • Import Word DOC/X files: included images may be imported
  • Import of multiple PDF or image documents: save all at once in folder for external files
  • Code favorites: easier re-arrangement of codes
  • Quote Matrix: export coded segment with original formatting to RTF reports
  • Overview tables: keeps actual sorting when entering new values in sorted column
  • MAXApp import: import a zip file that contains the exported MAXApp folder
  • Code Relations Browser: double click on aggregated node lists segments in Retrieved Segments window
  • importing Word files when starting MAXQDA from a pen drive
  • connecting the activation server when activating a MAXQDA license
  • using shortcuts for codes in Multimedia Browser window
  • exporting comments of coded segments and exporting code alias in Smart Publisher
  • extended lexical search in memos
  • choosing columns to be displayed in the document variables
  • activation by color for subcodes
  • opening MAXQDA 11 project with special content in MAXQDA 12
  • reaching the limit for Tweets when importing Twitter data
  • using the shortcut cmd+alt+W for creating a new code
  • importing documents from Excel spreadsheet with cells that contain quotation marks
12.0.3 for Mac – January 2016
  • Code System: Set standard color for new codes
  • Search results: Autocode or export sentences in PDF documents
  • Creative Coding: select also top-level codes with a maximum of two subcode levels
  • Import data from Twitter: import the number of likes of a Tweet
  • Summary Tables: transform column into a document variable
  • Summary Tables: swap rows and columns
  • Already imported text documents: convert to a focus group document
  • Document variables: export to SPSS syntax file
  • Document variables: first column displays document type icon
  • Import Word DOC/X files: included images may be imported
  • Import of multiple PDF or image documents: save all at once in folder for external files
  • Code favorites: easier re-arrangement of codes
  • Quote Matrix: export coded segment with original formatting to RTF reports
  • Overview tables: keeps actual sorting when entering new values in sorted column
  • MAXApp import: import a zip file that contains the exported MAXApp folder
  • Code Relations Browser: double click on aggregated node lists segments in Retrieved Segments window
  • connecting the activation server when activating a MAXQDA license
  • using shortcuts for codes in Multimedia Browser window
  • exporting comments of coded segments and exporting code alias in Smart Publisher
  • extended lexical search in memos
  • choosing columns to be displayed in the document variables
  • activation by color for subcodes
  • opening MAXQDA 11 project with special content in MAXQDA 12
  • reaching the limit for Tweets when importing Twitter data
  • using the shortcut cmd+alt+W for creating a new code
  • importing documents from Excel spreadsheet with cells that contain quotation marks
12.0.2 – November 2015
  • Sorting Code System by frequency includes collapsed sub codes
  • Summary Grid: view all coded segments for a code and its subcodes at once by collapsing a code
  • Intercoder agreement: calculate Kappa even when comparing one code only
  • MAXMaps: optimized font size for new objects and models
  • Highlight coding: Faster display of colored passages in PDF documents
  • updating the number of coded segments displayed in the status bar when displaying Retrieved Segments in table view
  • intercoder agreement in some PDF documents
  • highlighting a coded segment after clicking on a coding stripe
  • automatic variable type detection during variable import
  • exporting text with special characters to Code Book or as text documents
  • saving documents as external files when importing documents
  • Statistic of Subcodes for aggregated subcodes
12.0.1 for Windows – October 2015
  • You can now use highlight coding in PDF files
  • Set user interface to larger font in “Preferences …”
  • Large projects close faster
  • MAXQDA 12 projects, that were last used on a Mac, open faster on your PC
  • Faster (survey) import of documents from an Excel table
  • Fixes an issue with importing Word files
  • Fixes an issue with user interface in different languages
  • Fixes an issue with silent installation when equipping pc labs
  • Fixes an issue with converting Code Alias names and Logbook from MAXQDA 11 to 12 projects
12.0.1 for Mac – October 2015
  • You can now use highlight coding in PDF files
  • MAXQDA 12 projects, that were last used on a Windows PC, open faster on your Mac
  • Large projects close faster
  • Faster (survey) import of documents from an Excel table
  • Performance improvement for OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • Fixes an issue with user interface in different languages
  • Fixes an issue with converting the Logbook from MAXQDA 11 to 12 projects
12.0.0 (for Windows and Mac) – September 2015
Release Version

MAXQDA 12 combines our Mac and Windows version into one beautiful software product that runs on both platforms: Redesigned user interface with an up-to-date design language that is ready to shine on retina and high resolution monitors. New analytical possibilities, including focus group analysis, import of Twitter data, new visual tools and countless new features have been added to make your analysis even more efficient.

  • 100% MAXQDA on Windows and Mac. MAXQDA 12 is the only full featured QDA software that works seamlessly across both platforms.
  • Focus Group Analysis. Automatic speaker detection and coding.
  • Twitter Import. From now on you can search and import tweets using all of Twitters powerful advanced filter options from right inside MAXQDA.
  • Second Document Browser. View two documents side by side.
  • Creative Coding
  • Similarity Analysis for Documents
  • MAXQDA Analytics Pro including the Stats module
  • and more…

MAXQDA 11 for Windows

11.1.2 – November 2015
  • MAXQDA Reader can now export parts of a project to an XML file
  • Rare difficulties when opening MAXQDA 12 exchange files have been fixed
  • Rare difficulties when importing DOC/X files to portable licenses have been fixed
11.1.1 B – October 2015
  • Opens MAXQDA Exchange files that were created with MAXQDA 12 (Windows or Mac)
  • Includes Summaries when merging projects
  • It is now easier to create time stamps during transcription of audio or video
  • Improved import of DOC/X documents that contain a large amount of images
  • Improved import of code variables
  • Improved handling of text in table cells with multiple paragraphs when importing documents from spreadsheet (survey import)
  • Improvements for the generation of printable reports with the Smart Publisher tool
11.1.0 – March 2015
  • Optimized Media Player and transcription
    • MAXQDA can handle more media formats without the need for additional codec packs
    • Preview images for video files have become optional, making the import of video files much faster. Create preview images by clicking the corresponding button in multimedia browser at any time
    • Better selection of video clips
    • Optimized transcription: more space between paragraphs
  • Optimized document portrait for PDF documents
  • Optimized quote matrix: coded segments in each cell ordered by appearance in document
  • too many memos in the Retrieved Segments windows for specific PDF documents
  • empty coded segment previews when importing .mex files from Mac
  • Smart Publisher and unreadable special characters
11.0.11 – December 2014
  • Includes a new Portuguese example project
  • Optimized sorting in the retrieved segments window
  • Fixes an issue where in specific cases it was not possible to create a new map in Windows 8
  • Display of time frames for co-occurrences of media files codes in source information cards
11.0.10 – October 2014
  • Memos in PDF documents are displayed in the retrieved segments window
  • Paragraph numbering in text documents that contain tables identical to earlier versions of MAXQDA
  • Improvements for license and activation management
  • Code-Matrix-Browser: Correction of column header names for document groups and documents set during excel export
  • Ignore hidden hyperlink information for word frequencies
11.0.9 – July 2014
  • Transfer projects from Mac to Windows.: Import MAXQDA for Mac projects as MAXQDA exchange files
  • Optimized sequence order for authors in bibliographical documents
  • Fixes an issue with intersection of codes in table documents
11.0.8 – April 2014
  • Allow import of f4/f5 transcripts with timestamps that are not chronologically sorted
  • Support of additional media file types: 3GPP, M4V, M4A
  • Progress bar during import of projects from MAXApp
  • No more overlapping of coding stripes for PDF documents
11.0.7 – March 2014
  • Faster display of coded segments from within the Code-Relations-Browser
  • Optimized handling of leasing license
11.0.6 – February 2014
  • Optimized MAXQDA exchange file export
11.0.5 – January 2014
  • Optimized MAXQDA exchange file export
  • Improved admin system when changing user names
  • Paragraph numbering for specific excel exports fixed
11.0.4 – December 2013
  • Various menu improvements
11.0.3 – November 2013
  • Better performance when opening projects with many documents
  • Code-relations-browser and the complex retrieval option ‘intersection’ now available for images
  • The Multi-Media Browser stays closed, when opening a document that is linked to a video file if the media player is switched on
  • The option ‘Reset activations’ does not affect the selection of coding stripes
  • Example projects are now saved in your “public documents“ folder
  • ‚Activation via variable‘ option includes document group names
  • Time frames and size of video preview images can be set in the options menu
  • Various improvements:
  • Better color mixtures for overlapping codes when coded text is displayed in color
  • Better timestamp setting during transcriptions
  • Better memo export from the ‚Retrieved Segments’ window
  • Export of coded media segments to Excel and HTML includes start and end times
11.0.2 – April 2013
  • Updated help material
  • Updated example projects
  • Faster performance when moving documents in the “Document System” and codes in the “Code System”
  • Optimized paragraph numbering during automatic reformatting of text
  • Better window management with undocked windows
  • Better user management window display on small screens
  • Several bugfixes
11.0.1 – January 2013
  • Fixes a display problem in some information boxes
MAXQDA 11 Release – December 2012

MAXQDA 11 offers more than 50 new and enhanced features. We are excited to be the first in our industry to pioneer two new options: our emoticode® system, an icon-based coding approach that allows you to code beyond language, and a MAXQDA app that works seamlessly with MAXQDA 11 for research on-the-go.

 


 

MAXQDA 11 for Mac

11.2.5 – November 2015
  • Using the portable version of MAXQDA on a USB drive with “El Capitan””, the new Mac OS X version 10.11
  • Using standard weights for new coded segments after a MAXQDA restart
  • Highlighting a coded segment after clicking on a coding stripe
  • Removing links to audio/video file in the document properties window
11.2.4 B – October 2015
  • Performance Optimization for El Capitan
11.2.3 – September 2015
  • Read MAXQDA Exchange Files (*.MEX) created with MAXQDA 12
  • Adjustments for “El Capitan”, the new OS X version 10.11, coming end of September
  • Only activated documents for “Statistic of document variables”
  • MAXDictio: optimized word transfer from word frequency table into dictionary category via double click
  • Large projects close faster
  • Fixes an issue with document import via preprocessor
  • Fixes an issue with starting MAXQDA from inside a DMG container
  • Fixes an issue where in rare cases scrolling in the Retrieved Segments window forced MAXQDA to quit
  • Fixes an issue when inserting line numbering in a text document
11.2.2 – July 2015
  • Code Matrix Browser export contains “0” for empty fields
  • Document zoom factor is applied when displaying image segments in Retrieved Segments windows
  • Time limited licenses can now be extended via new menu option
  • Closing the Code Relations Browser automatically resets the retrieval to simple query
  • Code retrieved segments with a new code uses the outer borders for overlapping segments
  • Table view in Retrieved Segments window remembers selected columns and column width
  • Fixes an issue with bookmarks in PDF documents
  • Fixes an issue with displaying coded segments in Summary Grid window
  • Fixes an issue with scrolling in memo text window
  • Fixes an issue with flickering mouse pointer while playing audio/video files
11.2.1 – March 2015
  • coded image segments in rotated PDF documents
  • importing documents from spreadsheets: optimized order in Document System, option “Ignore empty cells”, special characters in file names
  • displaying only activated codes in Summary Grid
  • paste text in Document Browser via context menu
  • display of search results in MAXDictio after counting dictionary words only
11.2.0 – February 2015

Release 11.2.0 is a major update with optimized project performance and PDF handling.

When a project file is opened with MAXQDA for Mac 11.2.0 for the first time, the database of the project file is updated and optimized for the use with this version. This may take several minutes for users with very large project files and/or projects containing a large number of PDF documents.

If you work in a team, it is important that all team members update to 11.2.0. We strongly recommend to not open updated project files with older versions of MAXQDA for Mac, even though sharing projects with users of older releases is still possible by exporting projects to the MAXQDA exchange format (.mex).

  • New view option: Display larger font across MAXQDA user interface
  • New export tool: Generate professional reports with the Smart Publisher
  • Easier citation: Copy coded segment to clipboard including their source information
  • License handling: Deactivate your license on one Mac and transfer it to another Mac
  • Window management: Undock any of the four windows and move them to a second monitor
  • Document management: Documents opened in tabs are restored when a project is closed and reopened
  • New media formats: MAXQDA can now import .m4a, .aac, and .avchd files
  • Major improvements for MAXMaps:
    • Change properties for multiple elements at once
    • Optimized properties dialogs
    • Import all activated codes for a document
    • Change the label of an element by double clicking the name
    • Filter Code-Co-Occurrence-Model for activated documents only
    • Line width reflects frequency of subcodes for Code-Subcode-Segments model, Code-Co-Occurrence Model and when importing subcodes
    • Define which memos to include in One-Case models
    • Import memo of a selected code
  • Faster results for lexical search, especially when searching in PDF documents
  • Faster results in retrieved segments window when retrieving text from PDF documents
  • Optimized performance for the automatic coding of lexical search results
  • Move codes easier: Dragging a coded segments from Retrieved segment window or Overview of segments table onto a different code in the code system now moves this code instead of copying it; making it easier to differentiate an existing code. Press alt key while dragging the segment to copy it instead
  • Optimized transcription: automatically displays transcription options at the start of a new transcription project, more space between paragraphs.
  • List of keyboard shortcuts can be found in the help menu
  • Preview images for video files have become optional, making the import of video files much faster. Create preview images by clicking the corresponding button in multimedia browser at any time
  • Visualize word frequencies with the Tag cloud for all documents at once
  • New PDF engine: Better handling of PDF documents, i.e. with unusual fonts
  • Page numbers of PDF documents displayed in Document Browser toolbar
  • Optimized printing of PDF documents including the coding stripes
  • Fixes an issue when quickly switching between projects
  • Fixes issues with Code Matrix Browser for document groups or document sets
11.1.5 – December 2014
  • pasting in memo window via shortcut cmd+V
  • scrolling in PDF documents with trackpad
  • moving memos in memo column of an image document
  • accessing coded image segments via overview of retrieved segments table
  • displaying context menu in memos and in document browser
  • saving logbook edits
11.1.4b – December 2014
  • Includes a new Portuguese example project
  • Optimized drag & drop coding in PDF documents
  • Fix for OS X 10.10 Yosemite: display of special characters in tool tips, code, and document system
  • Fixes an issue with display freezing when searching text or retrieving coded segments with specific formatting
  • Fixes an issue with with bold and italic font display in retrieved segments window
  • Fixes an issue with immediate update of code frequencies that could occur in specific cases when deleting codes or documents right after teamwork import or project merge
11.1.3 – October 2014
  • Document Portrait for coded text segments in PDF documents
  • Document Portrait for media files
  • Lexical search in PDF works much faster
  • New binarize view in Code Matrix Browser and Code Relations Browser
  • Overview of links opens faster
  • Retrieved image segments are displayed in higher quality
  • Bigger text box for entering comments
  • Renaming codes during active search for code names
  • Display of waves for video files
  • Hidden columns in table views
  • Window layout after reset of user settings
  • Effect of zoom factor on display of image segments in Retrieved Segments window
11.1.2b – August 2014
  • Fixes a bug in version 11.1.2. where in some cases no new data could be added to a project.
11.1.2 – August 2014
  • New interface languages: Czech, Italian, French
  • New design for table export
  • Improved display of color coded segments
  • Improved performance for importing documents from spreadsheet
  • Copy rows in overviews to clipboard with cmd+C
  • Export Quote Matrix as RTF, ODT, and HTML file
  • New option to include summaries in teamwork import
  • Fixes an issue with F4 and F5 in opened Multimedia Browser window
  • Fixes an issue with begin and end of multimedia segments
  • Fixes an issue with editing coded segments displayed in Retrieved Segments window
  • Fixes an issue with creating new timestamps
  • Fixes an issue with subcode aggregation for statistic for subcodes
  • Fixes an issue with sorting order in Retrieved Segments window
  • Fixes an issue with coding stripe display in PDF documents
  • Fixes an issue with configuration table and with intercoder agreement
  • Fixes an issue with color dialog in MAXMaps
11.1.1 – July 2014
  • Transfer your projects from Mac to Windows: Export project as MAXQDA exchange file and import into MAXQDA 11 for Windows
  • New language: Spanish user interface
  • Intersection and nearness of codes for audio and video files
  • Retrieved segments window now shows memos for all document types
  • Optimized keyboard shortcuts for frequently used features
  • Move all activated codes at once
  • Exclude word combinations in MAXDictio word frequencies
  • Retrieved segments export includes memo titles
  • Fixes an issue with renaming documents and codes
  • Fixes an issue with displaying tooltips in sync modus in MAXMaps
  • Fixes an issue with copy and paste into a memo that is opened in a tab
  • Optimized sequence order for authors in bibliographical documents
  • No more automatically created new maps in MAXMaps
  • Correct cursor position in arabic text
11.1.0 – May 2014
  • MAXDictio for MAXQDA Plus license holders:
    MAXDictio is a quantitative text analysis tool that includes features like word frequencies and dictionary based content analysis.
  • Tag clouds for texts as a new visual tool
  • Move all activated documents at once
  • Copy and paste memos
  • Export all documents or activated documents at once
  • Export text documents with paragraph numbers
  • Export text documents to ODT and DOC format
  • Statistic for subcodes for all code levels
  • Extended lexical search
  • Subcodes expand automatically while coding segments or moving codes
  • New memos remember the last used font
  • Improved performance for long texts
  • Optimized highlighting of text with shift key in text documents
  • Optimized highlighting of text in PDF
  • Full memo content will be exported from table views
  • Full support for using special characters in texts (i.e. accents)
  • Fixes an issue with saving of code variable values
  • Fixes an issue with import of variables and their values
  • Fixes an issue with Excel export of text documents
11.0.5 – April 2014
  • Standard keyboard shortcuts for coding and transcription etc.
  • Ability to import projects from MAXApp for Android™
  • Navigate paragraphs by double-clicking on a paragraph number in Document Browser
  • Memo location in documents is visualized in text and PDF
  • Export Document System with memos
  • Improved performance for coding and handling long texts
  • Optimized display of coding stripes when printing documents
  • Optimized time stamp import from transcript
  • Code color changes sync immediately in Document Browser
  • Code Matrix Browser exports
  • Correct title in memo editor for document and code memos
11.0.4.1 – April 2014
  • Fixes a bug in the last update that caused some memo content not to be saved
11.0.4 – April 2014
  • Click on coding stripe or name to add code to Quick Code list
  • Drag document group into Document Browser to open documents in tabs
  • Improved performance of opening documents
  • Optimized refresh of segment display in Summary Grid
  • All emoticode icons now displayed in Multimedia Browser
  • No more empty tooltips for document and web links
  • Optimized transfer of externally saved files from Windows to Mac
11.0.3 – March 2014
  • Corrects a problem with Excel export that occurs on some machines
11.0.2 – March 2014
  • Convert text document into table document
  • Full screen mode
  • Import bibliographical data: delete empty codes automatically
  • Overview of linked memo for codes
  • Optimized retina display support for retrieval and images
  • Optimized zoom in image documents
  • Correct color mix in table documents
  • Correct conversion of memos into documents
  • Optimized text selection in PDF documents
  • Better handling of coded segments export
11.0.1. – February 2014
  • Logbook for research notes
  • Change font colors inside documents
  • Import bibliographical data
  • Import structured documents with Preprocessor
  • Teamwork Import & Export
  • Recode with selection in Document Browser
  • Transform code into (categorical) variable
  • Optimized retina display support
  • Better handling of moving codes in the Code System
  • Improved .mex import (file names and structure)
  • Improved MAXApp project import
  • Opimtized folder structure for portable installations
MAXQDA 11 for Mac released – February 2014

MAXQDA 11 for Mac is as intuitive, flexible and powerful like MAXQDA 11 for Windows. The Mac version comes with the same trusted four window layout and offers the well-known analysis features and pioneer tools, like the emoticode system, too.

 


 

MAXQDA 10

January 2013 (R240113)
  • Bugfix of a display problem in the accompanying texts
June 2012 (R140612)
  • Improved handling of coded images by teamwork features.
  • Some dialog window adjustments to better fit small monitors.
  • Improved communication between client pc and server pc when using MAXQDA License Service.
April 2012 (R250412)
  • Internal bugfix with no effect on the use of MAXQDA.
February 2012 (R250212)
  • Import multiple documents by dragging folders into the document system.
  • Improved license handling.
  • Automatic 2 seconds rewinding when pausing media files to allow easier transcription.
November 2011 (R111111)
  • Fixes a logbook issue with that appeared after updating to R081111.
November 2011 (R081111)
  • Move coded segments from retrieved segments to a new code with drag&drop.
  • Option to automatically back up project files.
  • Transparent selection frame in pictures/PDF files.
  • Faster navigation, search and coding.
  • Double cklicking on a variable opens the variable view positioned at this variable.
  • New MAXReader version:
August 2011 (R180811)
  • Exporting aspects of your project in XML format.
  • New “silent mode” installation parameters for network and single-user licenses.
  • The user interface is now available in Polish
  • Reset your user settings trough the Windows start menu
  • Option to import a settings file during the installation process
July 2011 (R140711)
  • The new preprocessor features allow you to code sections within paragraphs automatically during import. In addition, you can start a coding in the middle of one paragraph and have it end in a subsequent paragraph.
June 2011 (R200611)
  • Context-sensitive help in all dialog fields
  • Additional help option in “?” drop-down menu
  • List of already-used colors available
  • Save snapshots of visualizations in PNG format
  • Code directly from Overview of retrieved segments
  • Option to switch directly to newly-created backup
  • Quicker document link deletion in the Document Browser and Overview of Links
  • Quicker memo deletion in the four main windows and in the Memo Manager
  • Continuous view of PDF documents set as default
  • Additional information about number and sources of coded segments in Overview of retrieved segments window
  • Coded segment comments shown when mouse hovers over coding stripe
  • Overview of retrieved segments called up by double-clicking on a code in the Code System
  • Constant display of coded segment weight scores
  • Notification of missing codecs for playback of linked media files
  • Notification of missing media file when importing transcripts
May 2011 (R050511)
  • Read new timestamp format (#00:00:03-8#) in transcripts
April 2011 (R180411)
  • Import Atlas.ti projects (.xml)
March 2011 (R090311)
  • Code with drag-and-drop in the overview of retrieved segments
  • Exclude single search results from Autocode
  • Edit mode turns off when coding
  • Import PNG pictures
  • Marginal totals in Crosstabs
  • Notification where external file will be saved and the option to imbed file instead
  • List all external data
  • Subsequent imbed external data
  • Import NVivo projects (.nvp)
  • New language: Thai
January 2011 (R140111)
  • Navigation with bookmarks
  • Continuous view and scrolling
  • Code across multiple pages
  • Word length min. 3 characters
  • Word frequency list
  • Create Quote Matrix out of Code Matrix Browser
  • Context search in all four windows
  • Document Portrait for PDF Documents
December 2010 (R061210)
  • Universal support of XLS and XLSX format
  • Import: spreadsheet data, code variables, documents with tables, code system (codes and code memos)
  • Export: spreadsheet data, code variables, overview of retrieved segments, overview of coded segments, overview of memos, overview of variables, list of timestamps, word frequency list, Code Matrix Browser, Code Relations Browser, Crosstabs, Typology Table, Search results, Code System, Document System, Document Browser, Retrieved Segments, matrix of code frequency, all documents
  • Context sensitive help in MAXMaps
  • Semi-automatic backup and replacement of license files
September 2010 (R010910)
  • New Mixed Methods features: Quote Matrix, Typology Table, Crosstabs
  • MAXMaps
  • Undo feature
  • Use drag-and-drop to code with codes in a map
  • Visualize text links
  • MAXDictio: full support of PDF documents
  • Faster build up: Retrieved Segments, Code Matrix Browser, overview tables
  • Many additional keyboard shortcuts
  • Improved compatibility with older MAXQDA project file formats
  • License transfer and improved license return
  • Import picture files in high quality
  • Code all aspects of PDF documents. Non-textual segments are treated as pictures
  • Visualize picture segments in Retrieved Segments window and the overview of retrieved segments
  • Additional columns in the overview of retrieved segments: text segment (yes/no), area/number of characters, coverage percentage
  • Export to RTF/print: retrieved segments and overview of retrieved segments with picture segments
  • Set maximum size for PDF or picture files imbedded into the project
  • Bundle external data files/unpack external data files
March 2010 (R110310) – MAXQDA 10 Release