Specify the general default settings for the Data window

Tools > Options > Data Window > General

Specify the default options for the Data window. The changes you make to the defaults remain until you change them again, even after you exit Minitab.

Clipboard missing value representation
Specify the default symbol, text, or integer to use for missing values when you copy and paste data between Minitab and a text file.
Defaults for New Worksheets

Changes to the following default settings affect only new worksheets that you create. The changes do not affect existing worksheets, even when you close and re-open the worksheet or Minitab.

Give worksheet window focus when worksheet is opened
Specify that the Data window is active and in front of other windows when you open a worksheet.
Entry Direction
  • Enter moves down columns: Set the data-entry direction to down columns when you press the Enter key.
  • Enter moves across rows: Set the data-entry direction to across rows when you press the Enter key.
Column width
Specify the default width of data columns. The width must be an integer between 0 and 80, inclusive.
When I open a worksheet, remind me that a copy is added to the project
Select to receive a message when you open a worksheet that a copy of the worksheet will be added to the current project.
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