The Minitab user interface

Everything you see in the Minitab interface is part of your project.

The Minitab interface includes the following components:

1: Navigator
Contains the list of output titles in your project sorted from oldest to newest, with the most recent output titles at the bottom of the list. Right-click any output title in the Navigator to do the following tasks:
  • Open the output in split view to compare it to the output on a different tab.
  • Rename the output. When you rename the output, the name updates in the output pane.
  • Send the output to a different application, such as Word, PowerPoint, or Companion by Minitab.
  • Delete the analysis from the project. You can undo this action from the Edit menu.

If your project has multiple worksheets, you can view the list of output by worksheet. From the Navigator, click and choose Group Commands by Worksheet

2: Output pane
Displays output, such as graphs and tables, after you run an analysis. Output for each analysis is displayed on a single tab. From the output pane, you can do the following tasks:
  • To affect the contents of a tab, click the tab, then click next to the output title.
  • To affect a specific table or graph, click the graph or the table, then click .
  • To view output that is not currently visible, click the title of the output in the Navigator.

To compare the output of two different analyses, right-click the second piece of output in the Navigator and choose Open in Split View.

3: Data pane (worksheets)
Displays the active worksheet. You can have multiple worksheets open in the data pane at the same time; however, Minitab uses the data in the active worksheet to run the analysis.

To rename a worksheet, double-click the name in the worksheet tab.

4: Command Line/History pane
By default, this pane is not shown. To show this pane, choose View > Command Line/History. If you close Minitab while the pane is visible, the pane is visible the next time you open Minitab.
Command Line
The location where you can enter or paste command language to perform an analysis.
The command language that Minitab uses to run an analysis. You can select and copy commands and subcommands from the History pane to the Command Line pane, where you can edit and run them again.
5: Status bar
Use the status bar to show or hide the Navigator, the data pane, or the output pane. You can also zoom in or zoom out on a graph or a worksheet, depending on whether the data pane or the output pane is selected.
  • Click to show or hide the Navigator.
  • Click to show the output pane and the data pane at the same time.
  • Click to show only the data pane.
  • Click to show only the output pane.
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