Changes to the Menus in Q5
Q5 contains the largest set of changes that we have made to Q since it was originally launched. We haven't taken any functionality away, but we have moved some things around in the Create and File menus. This page contains details about the menu items that have been changed. Information about new features and name changes in Q5 can be found here.
Most Noticeable Changes
The changes which will be most apparent to your day-to-day Q usage are the following:
|Task||Q4 Menu||Q5 Menu|
|Starting a new project and importing data for the first time||File > Import New Data File (New Project)||File > Data Sets > Add to Project > From File|
|Starting a brand new project when you already have a project option||File > Import New Data File (New Project)||File > New Project|
|Updating a project with new data||File > Import Updated Data File (Current Project)||File > Data Sets > Update > [Name of file to update]|
|Making a Banner||Create > Banner||Create > Banner > Drag and Drop|
|Saving a QPack file to your computer||File > Send Pack > Save As File||
|Sending a QPack to Q Support||File > Send Pack > To Q Support||File > Share > Send to Q Support (Encrypted)|
File Menu Changes
Data File Management
All management of the data files in your project, including adding more files, updating existing files, removing files, and setting data file relationships is now done using the options under File > Data Sets.
The options for opening existing projects, including recently-accessed projects and Q's example projects, have moved under File > Open.
To save a QPack file to your PC or network you may now use File > Save As and choose the Save as type to QPack Files - project and data in one compressed (*.Qpack). Options for emailing QPacks and for sending them to support are now found under File > Share.
Create Menu Changes
Banners and Tables
Traditional Multivariate Analysis
We have greatly increased the number of multivariate analysis items available in the Create menu. The items which used to be found in Create > Traditional Multivariate Analysis have now been moved to different parts of the new Create menu. We have introduced newer versions of each of these features, which you should try out:
|Q4 Option (Create > Traditional Multivariate Analysis)||Q5 Option (Create Menu)||You might like to try...|
|Cluster Analysis||Segments > Legacy Cluster Analysis||Segments > K-Means Cluster Analysis and Segments > Save Variables|
|Principal Components Analysis||Dimension Reduction > Legacy PCA||Dimension Reduction > Pricipal Components Analysis and Dimension Reduction > Save Variables|
|Regression||Regression > Legacy Regression||Regression > Linear Regression, Ordered Logit, Multinomial Logit, etc|
The segmentation tool, formerly Create > Segments has now been split into several options.
|Q4 Option||Q5 Option|
|Form segments by splitting by individuals (latent class analysis, cluster analysis, mixture models)||This option has now been split into two different menu items:
|Form segments by splitting by questions (tree)||Create > Classifier > Mixed-Mode Trees|