The use of memos is an important part of many methodological traditions and collaboration practices. Memos in Dedoose are organized in a custom, user-defined, group structure that can adapt to a project’s specific needs. Memos can be free floating (not linked to any other items in a project) or linked to any number of data points (codes, excerpts, media), and can easily be exported to help with manuscript preparation, team discussion, data sharing, and report generation. The below guide will give you an orientation to the Memos Workspace.
Memos workspace orientation:
The Memos Workspace is a movable and resizable pop-up window. It is important to note that the Memo Workspace and memos can be left open when doing other tasks in Dedoose to allow for easier viewing and navigating in other workspaces.
The workspace contains all memos created in your project, including those created by any collaborators. You can select a memo to view the full memo context, what data the memo is linked to, delete memo, or add additional content.
Tile or Grid View
In the Memo Workspace, you have the option to view memos in a tile format (the default) or a grid format. You can toggle these views by clicking the ‘Switch to Tile (or Grid) View’ option in the upper right corner of the workspace.
Filtering & Sorting
The workspace includes fields for filtering memos by memo groups, title, content, date of creation, and/or user in the panel to left. You can also choose a sorting field via the upper right corner based on date of creation or user.
Exporting, Migrating to Media, and Grouping
When one or more memos are selected, features for exporting, adding memos to groups, and transferring memos to media by "creating a document copy" appear above the selected memos. Be sure to view the Create Memo Groups guide for more information on categorizing and grouping memos.