Release notes

NVivo 12 Mac

For more information about new features and enhancements in recent versions of NVivo 12 (Mac), refer to What's new in the NVivo Help.

For information about known issues in this software, refer to the FAQs section of the QSR website.

Version 12.6.1 – January 2021

  • Added: Support for MacOS Big Sur and M1 chip.

Version 12.6 – November 2019

  • Added: The number of items selected in the list view is now displayed.

  • Added: Coordinates are shown when coding a picture or coding by region in a PDF.

  • Added: You can now link a media file to a blank audio or video file created in NVivo.

  • Improved: REFI-QDA project transfers. Import/export of memos and annotations and export of sets now supported.

  • Improved: General security improvements.

  • Resolved: Adding content before existing coded content could cause the new content to be coded to the node.

  • Resolved: Various highlighting issues with transcript content.

  • Resolved: Changing the location of an embedded media file could cause NVivo to close unexpectedly.

  • Resolved: When deleting a transcript row, the row would not be deleted.

  • Resolved: Search options were not visible when using dark mode.

  • Resolved: Coding a dataset using the coding panel could cause NVivo to close unexpectedly.

  • Resolved: Various compatibility issues with MacOS Catalina.

Version 12.5 – July 2019

  • Added: Support for the REFI-QDA Standard, allowing transfer of projects between qualitative data analysis software products.

  • Added: Common NVivo commands available on Apple Touch Bar.

  • Added: Date/time shortcut, to add date and time into text in predefined format.

  • Resolved: The cursor wasn't visible when a user entered edit mode for an image or media file.

  • Resolved: File encoding options are now offered directly to users when importing attribute values.

  • Resolved: When an attribute value is added to a concept map it is now grayed out to indicate it cannot be selected again.

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Version 12.4 – May 2019

  • Improved: General localization improvements.

  • Improved: Accessibility improvements related to contrast.

  • Improved: You can now paste items like documents and pictures to a set via the right-click context menu.

  • Improved: When saving an edit to a transcript row, the cursor now scrolls to the top of the row being edited.

  • Resolved: Some media files exported from NVivo and then imported were blank.

  • Resolved: Accessing the Text Search Query from a word cloud via a left click or double click could produce different results.

  • Resolved: If you delete a media file with a transcript imported from NVivo Transcription, you can now undo the delete action.

  • Resolved: Dates now display correctly for NCapture files when the NVivo UI is set to a language other than English.

  • Resolved: Some items didn't print from List View.

  • Resolved: Transcript row IDs sometimes didn't display in the correct order.

  • Resolved: NVivo now ignores extra white space in a document so that a duplicate copy of the document is not created when merging projects.

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Version 12.3 – February 2019

  • Added: VoiceOver now identifies the different parts of the work area.

  • Added: VoiceOver can read contents in an open PDF.

  • Added: VoiceOver support and tooltips added for Classification List view and Attribute icons.

  • Added: Japanese default stop words.

  • Added: Support for Japanese interface language.

  • Added: Word frequency queries now detect Japanese semantic boundaries.

  • Added: You can access NVivo Transcription from the context menu.

  • Added: You can copy or move the results of a Matrix Coding query into the Nodes folder — this creates a hierarchical node structure based on the cells within the matrix.

  • Improved: You can now select and delete multiple transcript entries (using the keyboard and the mouse).

  • Improved: Classification terminology has been revised for French user interface.

  • Improved: Transcript entries exported from NVivo for Mac can now be imported.

  • Resolved: NVivo would close unexpectedly when deleting items from search results.  

  • Resolved: Transcripts reviewed in NVivo 12 (Windows) displayed as unreviewed in converted projects.

  • Resolved: Coding density was not shown at auto coded nodes.

  • Resolved: Importing an NVivo Transcription file showed the timestamp in the Speaker column.

  • Resolved: Various localization issues.

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Version 12.2 – October 2018

  • Added: The ability to transcribe audio and video files from NVivo with the automated transcription service NVivo Transcription.

  • Added: The ability to import and export codebooks in the Codebook Exchange Format (.qdc).

  • Added: The ability to search for items in a project such as files, folders, nodes, cases and queries.

  • Added: The ability to add Attributes and Attribute Values to Concept Maps.

  • Added: The ability to generate coding comparison queries for datasets; character, sentence and paragraph calculations are supported.

  • Improved: When pasting shapes into Concept Maps using the context menu, the shapes are now positioned at the cursor and are in focus.

  • Improved: When coding using Drag and Drop, the mouse cursor now transitions to a hand to indicate when to begin dragging.

  • Improved: Column headers for Matrix Coding Queries and Node Matrices now wrap to display the entire heading.

  • Resolved: Text copied and pasted from an MS Word document was appearing in NVivo as an image.

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Version 12.1 – June 2018

  • Added: Auto coding that will create a case for each speaker in a transcript and code the response at that case.

  • Added: The ability to expand the Detail View to full screen.

  • Added: Concept Maps to explore and present connections in your data.

  • Added: A new feedback mechanism allowing you to suggest a new feature or to report a bug.

  • Added: Ability to automatically display the user interface language in French, German and Spanish (Mexico) based on the preferred language in Mac OS X System Preferences.

  • Improved: The adding and editing of case attributes and values can now be done in List View.

  • Improved: Mind maps have improved keyboard shortcuts, and the Options panel can now be hidden.

  • Improved: When reviewing a node containing content from datasets, you can now view the context or spread the coding to the surrounding words or entire cell.

  • Improved: Node matrix and matrix coding query results can now be exported in CSV format.

  • Improved: Automated download and installation of updates without leaving the application.

  • Resolved: Non-English characters were being duplicated in memo and text documents.

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NVivo 12.0 – March 2018

  • Added: A crosstab query to show how coding is distributed across cases, and against attributes, with frequency totals.

  • Added: The ability to export numerical data into SPSS format.

  • Improved: The speed at which projects are loaded and project items are displayed.

  • Improved: A simplified terminology to better reflect the research process.

  • Improved: An enhanced Navigation View making your data more accessible.

  • Added: The ability to code images, charts and other non-selectable regions of PDF files.

  • Added: The ability to explore or present coded data using charts.

  • Added: The ability to create and export a codebook with a list of all codes and their descriptions.

  • Resolved: The inability to insert the date/time stamp into memos or text source.

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