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Dedoose Document Exports: A Look Ahead


Dear Dedoose Users (and future users),

After some serious head scratching, we’ve come up with and implemented what we feel is an elegant solution to exporting documents showing all excerpting activity and coding.  The big challenge came from the many ways Dedoose users do their work.  Imagine a document with many overlapping excerpts and many (and long titled) codes attached to each.  What would that look like upon an export to Word or PDF?  Finally, it came to us!  Simply take advantage of the comments built into the Word review menu…sorry it took so long and the solution was right in our faces.

So, now you will find the ubiquitous Dedoose ‘export’ icon in the panel header when viewing a document.  Click to export and save.  When you open the document in Word, you’ll automatically be in ‘review’ mode, all excerpt text will be highlighted, and anywhere codes where applied there will be a comment in the margin that lists the code names and any weights that were applied.  This was a long awaited and often asked for feature and we are delighted to announce its arrival.

And, briefly, since thing surrounding Dedoose are really heating up, we are planning a number of road trips…hope you’ll find us:

  • August 20th-23rd, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV for the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association
  • October 7th, World Trade Center, Portland, OR for the annual meeting of the Oregon Program Evaluators Network, 2011:Evaluation in Society
  • November 2nd-5th, Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, CA for the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association
  • November 16th-20th, Montreal Convention Center, Montreal, Quebec Canada for the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association

Hope you enjoy the latest Dedoose updates and will look forward to meeting you at any of the upcoming events.

Eli and the Dedoose Team