The Session window displays the text output of your analysis, such as statistical test results and related notes or error messages. By default, the Session window is directly below the main menu bar and directly above the worksheet when you start Minitab.
The following table lists some simple tasks that you can do in the Session window. For other tasks, refer to the remainder of this topic.
|Move to the previous command or the next command in the Session window||With the Session window active, chooseor .|
|Find and replace text in the Session window||With the Session window active, chooseor .|
|Display columns, constants, and matrices||Chooseand choose the items to display.|
|Cut, copy, and paste text||Select the text and choose, , or .|
|Add a comment||Click where you want to add a comment and type the comment.|
|Add a section of the Session window to the ReportPad™||Click in the section, then right-click and choose Append Section to Report.|
To select a column of output in the Session window, press the Alt key while you drag to select the column.
When the command prompt MTB> is enabled, you can view the command language used to generate the output and type session commands at the active prompt. The MTB> command prompt doesn't appear until you enable it.
To have the command prompt enabled for the current session of Minitab, do the following:
The MTB> prompt is the last line in the Session window.
To disable the command prompt, chooseagain to deselect it.
To have the command prompt enabled every time you start Minitab, do the following:
When the Session window is active, you can press Ctrl+Q to enable the command prompt.
The Session window uses different fonts to distinguish elements and to make output easier to read.
You can modify these fonts in the following ways:
You can select and delete the contents directly in the Session window, or you can delete contents from the Project Manager. To delete contents from the Project Manager, follow these steps:
You can prevent the Session window output from wrapping by increasing the number of spaces available on each line. The maximum width is 132. The minimum width is 30. A width of 80 works well on most computers. A width of 70 produces narrow output for use in reports. If you choose a value less than 70, some commands will not conform to your specified width.
Follow these steps to change the width of the Session window output for the subsequent analyses in this session of Minitab.
Follow these steps to change the width of the Session window output for all subsequent sessions of Minitab.