EDITING PRIMARY DOCUMENTS
The second best solution in such a case is that you try to rescue an older
version of the document from a copy bundle file. For this and other reasons,
we recommend to create a copy bundle file after each work session. If
something goes wrong, like accidentally deleting a log file, you can always
recover a recent version of the coded file.
And this is what needs to be done:
Disconnect the primary document whose log file has been deleted (see
“Disconnecting Primary Documents“ on page 89).
Install the backup copy bundle file into a new folder, at a different location
than your project folder. Save it under a unique name. See “Install a Bundle“
on page 131.
Then disconnect all documents but the one (or the ones) that you want to
rescue. Save the HU again.
Merge this HU with your current one (T
HU). Select the
merge strategy: Different PDs - Same Codes. You find more detail on
merging two Hus in the section “Merging Hermeneutic Units“ on page 171.
Enriching A Plain Text Document
If you have edited a plain text document and added formatting attributes like
fonts, color, font size, bold, italic, embedded objects, etc., you are asked if you
want to keep the formatting information and save the document as a rich text
If you select No, any features contained in the document beyond plain text will
be lost. If you want to keep the rich formatting, you need to confirm the
If you select Yes, the file will be saved in rich text format although the file
extension (e.g., TXT) is not changed to RTF.
What is an Embedded Object?
Data from a variety of applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint can be
embedded within a PD’s data source. In fact, objects can be embedded in any
rich text available in an HU, including memos and comments.
In-Place Activation and Editing
Embedded objects can be edited (like an Excel™ table) or “played” (a video
clip) without leaving the HU. Depending on the object's features, the toolbars
and menus of the original application can be directly accessed within the
ATLAS.ti windows. For example, if you insert an Excel table as an embedded
object and double-click on it, the ATLAS.ti main menu and toolbar are replaced
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Saving a former
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not change the
the menu and