A profile is a set of options and customization settings in Minitab. Each profile stores all the changes you made inand , in addition to any custom date/time formats, custom text lists for Autofill, and custom value order settings for text data.
You can save and manage multiple profiles for use at different times. For example, if you need to create graphs that are smaller than the default size for a report that you create on a regular basis, you can create a custom profile and use it only when creating graphs for that report. Then, you can reactivate the default profile to display graphs at their normal size.
You can also import and export profiles so that users can share the same group of Minitab settings and customizations on multiple computers. For example, you could create a customized menu or toolbar in Minitab and then export the profile to a shared folder location. After they import the profile, the other users can view and use the same customized menu or toolbar that you created.
Profiles created in previous releases of Minitab are partially compatible. The preferences you set using the Options dialog box are imported. However, any customizations that you made to the menus or toolbars are not imported with the profile.
|Enable a profile||Select the profile and click the right arrow key to move it from Available profiles to Active profiles. Profiles at the top of the list have precedence over profiles lower in the list.|
|Disable a profile||Select the profile and click the left arrow key to move it from Active profiles to Available profiles.|
|Delete a profile||Move the profile to Available profiles and click the Delete button .|
|Export a profile||Select the profile from the Available profiles and click Export to save the profile as a registry file (*.reg).|
|Import a profile||Click Import and browse to the profile file (*.reg).|
More than one profile can be active at a time. Profiles at the top of the list have precedence over profiles lower in the list.
You can specify the toolbars to appear for each profile.
To use the Minitab default settings without losing your current settings, you can temporarily disable your profiles.
This process permanently removes any user-adjusted settings from the registry and restores the default profile settings.
Reinstalling Minitab does not change the current user-adjusted settings.