What is a tooltip?

A tooltip is a box with text that appears when you pause the mouse pointer on an element, such as on a line or symbol on a graph. Many data representations have tooltips that display descriptive information. For example, if you pause the pointer on a symbol on a scatterplot, a tooltip appears that lists the row number and x- and y-values for the point.

Copy tooltip text

You can copy the text of a tooltip, for example, the list of percentiles displayed on the fitted distribution line on a probability plot, and then paste the tooltip text in Minitab or in another application.

Select the element that has the tooltip you want to copy, then do one of the following:
  • Right-click the element and choose Copy Text.
  • Choose Editor > Copy Text.

This option is only available for elements with a unique tooltip. For example, when you select an individual symbol on a scatterplot, Copy Text is enabled, but it is not enabled when you select all of the symbols.

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