If you have applied paragraph styles consistently in your document sources, you can use them to auto code. This is a quick way to make nodes for each question in an interview or participant in a focus group and code the responses.
Automatically create nodes for questions based on the Heading 1 paragraph style and code all participant's answers at the node.
Do the same for questions based on the Heading 2 style
To code selected sources by paragraph:
In Navigation View, click the folder containing the sources you want to auto code. Click and drag to select multiple consecutive sources or hold down the CTRL key to select non-consecutive sources.
On the Code menu, click Auto Code.
The Auto Code dialog box is displayed.
From the Code by drop-down list, click the Paragraph Style option.
From the Available paragraph styles list, select the required paragraph styles. To select multiple styles, click and drag or hold down the CTRL key.
Click the right arrow to add the styles to the Select Paragraph Styles list.
A node is created for each paragraph that is formatted in the selected style and the text under the style is coded at the node. The order of the styles in the list determines how they are nested as tree nodes— the first style is the parent of the second and so on.
In the Code at Nodes panel, you can choose to store the created nodes as children of:
An existing node
Select Existing Node from the drop-down list.
In the Name field, click the Select button.
The Select Project Item dialog box is displayed.
On the left, select the required folder.
On the right, select the required parent node. If the parent node has a nickname you can select it from the Select item from nickname drop-down list. Click the Filter button to find nodes based on specific criteria—click theSelect All button to automatically select items matching the criteria.
A new node
Select New Node from the drop-down list.
In the Location field, click the Select button.
The Select Location dialog box is displayed.
To store the new node at the root level of a folder, click Folders on the left and select the required folder on the right.
To create the new node as a child of an existing node, select the Tree Nodes or Cases folder on the left and select the existing node on the right. If the parent node has a nickname you can select it from the Select item from nickname drop-down list. Click the Filter button to find nodes based on specific criteria—click theSelect All button to automatically select items matching the criteria.
In the Name field, enter a name for the new node.
The selected sources are auto coded. To see the new nodes, click on the Nodes button in Navigation View.
Using the Coding Toolbar: