When you save a project, you save all the information about your work including worksheets, output, history, and settings for the dialog boxes that you have used. To save a Minitab project file, choose or . When you open the project, Minitab automatically saves a backup file of your project file (BAK).
To protect project files from unauthorized viewing or editing, choose and set the file security options.
To limit the items that are saved in a project, use .
When you save a Minitab project as a previous version, Minitab saves all your worksheets, graphs, history, and the ReportPad. However, any output in the Session Window will not be saved. You can save Minitab project files down to release 16.
To export data from a project, you can save a Minitab worksheet separately from the project.
When you save a worksheet in a format other than a Minitab worksheet, stored constants and matrices are lost.
To import data into Access, first save the Minitab worksheet as an Excel file. Then, import the Excel file into Access.
When you save your worksheet as a text file, Minitab saves date/time data in the same format in which it is displayed in the worksheet. Thus, if you have date/time data that is displayed in the format mm/dd/yyyy, then only the date is saved and not the time data, which is not displayed.
When you save your worksheet as a file type other than text, Minitab saves all the date/time information. For example, if dates in a column are displayed in the format mm/dd/yyyy and you save the worksheet as an Excel file, when you open that file in Excel, your spreadsheet will include both the date and time information: mm/dd/yyyy h:mm.ss.ss.