What is Project Manager?

Minitab Project Manager organizes your Minitab project components, including worksheets and graphs, into folders so that you can navigate through your project and quickly find exactly what you need. Project Manager also has tools to help you manage your output and share your results.

Project Manager with the Session folder open
Project Manager includes the following information for the current project:
Folder Contents
Session A list of all graphs and Session window output by command
History A log of all the commands that you have used in the project
Graphs A list of all the graphs
ReportPad All output, graphs, and text that you have added to the ReportPad
Related Documents A list of program files, documents, or internet URLs that are related to your Minitab project
Worksheet The Columns, Constants, Matrices, and Design subfolders for each open worksheet

Display Project Manager

To display Project Manager, do one of the following:

  • Click the Project Manager button on the Project Manager toolbar.
  • Click a button for a folder on the Project Manager toolbar.
    The Project Manager toolbar
  • Choose Window > Project Manager.
  • Press Ctrl+I.

To access an individual item (for example, a graph) from a Project Manager folder, double-click the item.

Examples of using Project Manager

When the Session, Worksheets, or Graphs folders are open, you have options to manage your project elements. Right-click any item in the folder to determine which options are available.

The following are some examples of project management tasks:
Task Instructions
Rename a piece of output, such as a graph. In the Session folder, right-click the output or graph and choose Edit Title.
Rename a worksheet. In the Worksheets folder, right-click the worksheet name in the folder list and choose Rename.
Add a description to a column. In the Columns folder for the worksheet, right-click the column and choose Set Description.
Add a description to a worksheet. In the Worksheets folder, right-click the worksheet and choose Set Description.
Run a command again. In the History folder, right-click the command, choose Command Line Editor, then click Submit Commands.

Tile your graphs to see them all at one time

  1. Choose Window > Project Manager.
  2. Click the Graphs folder.
  3. Select the graphs that you want to tile. Press the Ctrl key as you click the titles of the graphs in the right pane of Project Manager.
  4. Right-click any selected graph title and choose Tile.
  5. Click the minimize button in the upper right corner of Project Manager if it is obstructing the tiled graphs.
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