You can create a customizable report to present analysis results together, along with titles and captions, that you specify. Reports are only available in the desktop app.

Create a new report

To create a new report, choose File > New > Report. Minitab adds an empty report to the bottom of the Navigator. You can drag or paste content from the output pane into your report.

All new reports are named 'Untitled Report'. To rename, right-click the name in the Navigator and select Rename to enter a new name.

Send graphs and tables to a report

You can send all the graphs and tables from a particular analysis or only the graphs and tables that you specify. In both cases, Minitab adds the output to either a new report or to the bottom of an existing report.
Send all graphs and tables to a report
To send all the graphs and tables from an analysis, right-click the analysis in the Navigator and choose Send to Report.
Send individual tables and graphs to a report
To send individual tables and graphs from an analysis, right-click the table or graph in the output pane and choose Send to Report.
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You can right-click a graph or table that is in a report and select Go to Original Graph or Go to Original Table to find the corresponding original output.

Add rows and annotations to a report

All report content must be contained within report rows. You can insert additional report rows to organize output. You can also add annotations to add titles, captions, and other information.

Insert a row

You can organize the content within your report with rows. Each table, graph, or annotation box must be inside a row. Right-click in the report and choose Insert Row. Minitab inserts the row at the end of the report, but you can drag and drop the row above previous rows.

Insert annotation

You can add annotations to describe your report within the report rows. Right-click in the report row and choose Insert Annotation. Minitab inserts an annotation box at the end of the report, but you can drag and drop it within the row or to a different row.

Rearrange the items in your report

You can easily rearrange the output in your reports. You can either move individual pieces of output or you can move entire rows. You can also easily move any annotation that you have added.

Move rows

You can drag and drop an entire row, including all the output and annotations, or you can right-click in the row and use Move Next or Move Previous.

Move individual output tables and graphs

You can rearrange the tables and graphs that you have added, simply drag and drop the tables or graphs to a new insertion point, or right-click on the table or graph and use Move Next or Move Previous. You can also move the tables and graphs to a different row with drag and drop or use Move to Next Row and Move to Previous Row.

Move annotations

You can rearrange the annotation boxes that you have added, simply drag and drop to a new insertion point, or right-click on the box and use Move Next or Move Previous. You can also move the annotation boxes to a different row with drag and drop or use Move to Next Row and Move to Previous Row.

Resize graphs in the report

It is easy to resize a graph within your Minitab Report. To do so, move the cursor to an edge or corner of the window until a double-headed arrow appears. Click and drag to resize the graph window.
Note

If you resize a graph in the output pane that is in an existing report, the graph in the report will not resize. However, if you resize a graph prior to sending to a report, the resized graph will be sent to the report. Resizing a graph in a report, will not change the size in the original output pane.

Update results in a report

When your data change, you can update the results in your report to display the changed data. Click Update these results within the note at the top of the report to use the current data.

You can also update results in a report from the corresponding output tab. This will update all of the graphs in the current tab to reflect the current data in the worksheet and will update the corresponding graphs that have been sent to a report.
Note

If you click Create new results from the output tab, Mintab reproduces all of the results in a new output tab. The results in the new tab reflect the current data, but will not update in a report. If you want these updated results in a report, you must use Send to Report.

Minitab displays a warning at the top of the output tab and report when the data are not current or when results cannot be updated.

If you edit a graph or table in the output pane, the corresponding table or graph will be updated in the report. Here are a few examples of changes in the output that will also update in the report.
  • You can edit your histogram and change the bar color from blue to orange. The histogram in the report will also be updated with orange bars.
  • You change the number of decimal places in a table in the output pane from 3 to 6. The values in the corresponding table in the report will also be updated to 6 decimal places.
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