Export project items

What do you want to do?


Understand what you can export

There are many ways to export data from your NVivo project—for more information, refer to the following topics:

You can export visualizations—for more information, refer to the following topics;

You can also export selected items from your NVivo project to a new NVivo project—refer to Export selected items to a new project for more information.

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Export a list

You can export lists displayed in List View or Detail View—for example, a list of set members displayed in List View, or list of coding references displayed on the node summary tab in Detail View.

You can export a list to a variety of file types; Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx), Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), PDF (.pdf), Rich text (.rtf) and plain text (.txt).

To export a list:

  1. Click on the list you want to export.

  2. On the External Data tab, in the Export group, click Export, and then click Export List.


The Save As dialog box opens.

  1. The exported file is saved to your default location for exported files, you can choose a different location if necessary.

  2. In the File name box, review the name that NVivo proposes for the exported file, and change it if necessary.

  3. In the Save as type list, choose the file format for the exported file.

  4. Click Save.

NOTE If you are exporting nodes displayed in List View, you may need to expand or collapse the hierarchy—only visible items are included in the exported file.

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Change the default location to export to

By default, exported items are saved to your 'My Documents' folder.

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.

The Application Options dialog box opens.

  1. Click the File Locations tab.

  2. Under Default location to export, click Browse and select a new location.

  3. Click OK.

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