Each Minitab profile stores all the changes that you make in and , in addition to any custom date/time formats, custom text lists for Autofill, and custom value order settings for text data.
You can save and manage multiple profiles. For example, if you create a weekly report that includes graphs that are smaller than the default size, you can create a custom profile and use it each week to create the smaller graphs. Then, you can reactivate the default profile to create graphs at their normal size.
You can also import and export profiles so that users can share the same group of Minitab settings and customizations on multiple computers.
Profiles from previous releases of Minitab are partially compatible. The preferences that you set using the Options dialog box are imported. However, any customizations that you made to the menus or toolbars are not imported.
More than one profile can be active at a time. Profiles at the top of the list have precedence over profiles lower in the list.
You can specify the toolbars to appear for each profile.
To use the Minitab default settings without losing your current settings, you can temporarily disable your profiles.
This process permanently removes any custom settings from the registry and restores the default profile settings.
Reinstalling Minitab does not change the current custom settings.