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NVivo logo Quick way of introducing a complete node tree in NVivo 2, 7 and 8

Author of this page: Graham R. Gibbs

Affiliation: University of Huddersfield

Date written: 14th Nov. 2005





If you have a large number of nodes you want to create all at once, then it might be easier to use the section coding facility rather than create them one at a time in the node explorer. Type your node names in a new document, one to a line. Then apply the styles Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3 etc. from the Styles menu to the parent and children nodes respectively. You can do this in a word processor such as Microsoft Word (remember to save as RTF so you can import the document into NVivo) or you can simply create a new document in the NVivo project and apply styles appropriately using the drop down menu in the Document Browser.

Create the node you want to ‘grow’ this tree from then use section coding to code this document in the manner described under automatic coding in the document on this website. Use the default, Code sections into tree-nodes using section numbers as addresses and choose the parent node you created. A new node tree with each line of the document as a node is created. You can now delete the document you created as it has done its job. Re-arrange the nodes in the new tree if necessary. See Automatic coding.

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