Open a project created in an earlier version

 

 

Open a project created in an earlier version


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Open a project created in NVivo 9.1, NVivo 9.0, NVivo 8 or NVivo 7

If you open a project created in NVivo 9.1, NVivo 9.0, NVivo 8 or NVivo 7, a converted NVivo 9.2 version of the project is created—your original project is not changed.

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

Keyboard shortcut To display the Open Project dialog box, press CTRL+O.

  1. Select NVivo Projects (*.nvp;*.qda) from the Files of type list.

  1. Locate and select the project you want to open.

  2. Click Open. The Convert Project dialog box opens.

  1. Click the Browse button, and then choose where you want to save the converted project.

  1. Do one of the following:

  1. Click Save.

  1. Click Convert.

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Open a project created in NVivo 1 or NVivo 2

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

Keyboard shortcut  To display the Open Project dialog box, press CTRL+O

  1. Select NVivo Projects (*.nvp;*.qda) from the Files of type list.

  1. Locate and select the project you want to open.

  2. Click Open. The Convert Project dialog box opens.

  1. Click the Browse button, and then choose where you want to save the converted project.

  1. Do one of the following:

  1. Click Save.

  1. (Optional) Select the Code sources at nodes check box, if you want to create a node for each document in the project. The node name is based on the document name, and the node classification is set to 'Converted Document'. Each document is coded at the node created for it, and any document attributes are converted to attribute values on the node. If the documents in your project are already coded at cases, do not select this option.

  2. (Optional) Select the Import paragraph styles check box, if you want to import the paragraph or text styles used in the existing project. If you do not select this option, the default paragraph styles for new projects (specified in your application options) will be applied.

  3. (Optional) If the project is password protected, select the Project requires a username, or username and password check box and enter your user name and password (if required).

  4. Click Convert.

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Open a project created in N4, N5 or N6 (including N6 Student)

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

Keyboard shortcut To display the Open Project dialog box, press CTRL+O

  1. Select N4, N5 & N6 Projects (.stp) from the Files of type list.

  1. Locate and select the project you want to open.

  2. Click Open. The Convert Project dialog box opens.

  1. Click the Browse button, and then choose where you want to save the converted project.

  1. Do one of the following:

  1. Click Save.

  1. (Optional) Select the Code sources at nodes check box, to create a node for each document in the project. The node name is based on the document name. Each document is coded at the node created for it. If the documents in your existing project are already coded at nodes that represent people, places or other research subjects, do not select this option.

  2. Click Convert.

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