A memo in MAXQDA is a place to write notes, questions, and hypotheses about your coded data. Think of a memo like a sticky-note you are attaching to different blocks of text, codes, or documents.
There is a Memo toolbar found on the top menu of MAXQDA.
Memos can be attached to individual codes or to text that you have highlighted. There are a few ways to work with memos in the Document Browser. One of the easiest is to highlight the text you want to memo.
You then want to Right-Click. This box will appear:
Choose Insert Memo for Selection. A memo box appears for you to write in that documents the date/time. You can also rename your memo if you want to:
After you close the memo, it appears next to the text you highlighted:
There is also a Memo Side Bar you can use to see and work with memos. To use it, you need to make sure it is open.
Document System Memos:
This box will appear:
You then fill out the memo as you did above and close it. You now have a new memo attached to a document.