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How do I work with web pages in NVivo?

Working with web pages in NVivo 10 for Windows, NVivo 11 for Windows and NVivo for Mac

View the data types that can be imported using NCapture into NVivo 10 for Windows, NVivo 11 Pro for Windows, NVivo 11 Plus for Windows and NVivo for Mac for analysis.

Using the browser extension NCapture you can easily capture (and code) web pages and bring them into your NVivo 10 for Windows, NVivo 11 Pro for Windows, NVivo 11 Plus for Windows or NVivo for Mac project as PDF sources. 

If you are using NVivo 10 for Windows, NVivo 11 Pro for Windows or NVivo 11 Plus for Windows, you can also capture social media data such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube using NCapture and bring it into your NVivo 10 for Windows, or NVivo 11 for Windows project as dataset sources. Having social media content in a dataset means you can sort, filter and auto code (for example, group Tweets by location).

Note: In May 2015 LinkedIn limited access to their web service (API). As a result, you can no longer capture a LinkedIn group discussion as a dataset using NCapture. You can still capture a group discussion, and any other page in LinkedIn, as a PDF.

For detailed instructions about installing and using NCapture, refer to the NVivo Help.

Working with web pages in NVivo 9 for Windows

While web pages cannot be directly imported into NVivo, you can:

  • Link to them from within your project via Hyperlinks, See Also links and Externals—refer to the NVivo Help for more information. 
  • Print them to PDF files or download a PDF version, and then import the PDF file into your project.
    TIP Install a PDF printer driver on your computer and use it to print web pages to PDF files.
  • Save them as Microsoft Word documents and then import the Word document into your project. You can save them as Word documents, as follows:
  1. Go to the web page in Internet Explorer.
  2. On the File menu, click Save As, then in the Save as typebox, select Web Page, complete (*.htm;*.html).
  3. Open the saved web page in Word, as follows a. Using Windows Explorer, locate the saved file. b. Right-click on the filename, then click Open With, and then click Microsoft Word.
  4. The web page is now displayed in Word and you.
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