About links


This topic describes the ways you can create links between the items in your project.

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Link to memos to capture your observations and insights

When you want to comment on the issues that arise from a source or node, you can link to an existing memo or to a new memo—for example, while inspecting the content gathered at a node you can create and link to a memo that describes the patterns or ideas that are emerging.

Each source or node can have one memo linked to it and that memo cannot be linked to any other item. You can also have memos that are not linked to any source or node—these can be useful for tracking the overall progress of your project.

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Use 'see also' links to connect related material

Use 'see also' links to draw connections between items in your project.  For example, you can use 'see also' links to point out contradictions, follow evidence or show a sequence of events. The content you link from is highlighted in red and the link is displayed in the See Also tab at the bottom of Detail View.

This feature is not currently available in NVivo for Mac—for an overview of the features in this release, refer to the QSR website.

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Use hyperlinks to link to web pages or files outside of your project

You can add hyperlinks in documents, memos and externals to link to web pages or files outside of your project. Hyperlinks are displayed with a blue underline.

Although you cannot add hyperlinks to PDF or dataset sources, these source types may contain hyperlinks. You can follow a hyperlink to navigate to content elsewhere in a PDF or to external locations such as web pages.

For more information, refer to Add, delete and manage hyperlinks.

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