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.

Version 12.5 - 3 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.

Version 12.4 - 7 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 - 26 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 - 9 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 - 26 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 - 20 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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