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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.

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