Print and export framework matrices

This feature is available in NVivo Pro and Plus editions. Learn more


Framework matrices help you to summarize your source materials. You may want to print a framework matrix and review it with your peers or you may want to export it as a spreadsheet.

What do you want to do?


Print a framework matrix

  1. Click on the framework matrix in Detail View or List View.

  2. Click the File tab, click Print, and then click Print.

Keyboard Shortcut To display the Print Options dialog box, press CTRL+P.

  1. Select the required print options.

  1. Click OK.


  • You can use Print Preview to check the layout of the framework matrix on the page before you print it.  If necessary, you can change the paper size, orientation or margins—refer to Print project items for more information.

  • By default, the framework matrix is scaled to fit the width of the paper you are printing on—clear the Scale to Page Width check box, if you want to print the matrix across multiple pages.

  • If you click in the associated view (rather than the matrix), the content of the associated view is printed.

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Export a framework matrix

You can export a framework matrix to a text or spreadsheet file. This can be useful if you want to share a matrix with someone who does not have NVivo or want to include the matrix in a report.

  1. In List View, select the framework matrix you want to export.

  2. On the Data tab, in the Export group, click Items.

The Save As dialog box opens.

  1. The exported file is saved to your default location for exported files, you can choose a different location if necessary.

  2. In the File name box, review the name that NVivo proposes for the exported file, and change it if necessary.

  3. In the Save as type box, choose the file format for the exported file.

  4. Click Save.

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