When you save a project, the file includes all the information about your work, including worksheets, output, history of your session, and dialog box settings. To save a Minitab project file, choose or . When you open the project, Minitab automatically saves a backup file of your project file (BAK).
To protect project files from unauthorized viewing or editing, choose and set the file security options.
With the release of Minitab 19 and tabbed output, Minitab saves projects as MPX files. You cannot open MPX files in versions of Minitab that do not support tabbed output.
To export data from a project, you can save a Minitab worksheet separately from the project.
When you save a worksheet in a format other than a Minitab worksheet, stored constants and matrices are lost.
When you use the web app, you can select a cloud location to store your projects. Choose either Microsoft OneDrive® or Google Drive™, and Minitab will autosave your file as you make changes.
When you open a local copy of a file, autosave is disabled until you perform an action in Minitab. Also, you can choose to save your file to a cloud location.
You can download a copy of your project in the web app. Choose to download your Minitab project to your local machine.
To import data into Access, first save the Minitab worksheet as an Excel file. Then, import the Excel file into Access.
When you save your worksheet as a text file, Minitab saves date/time data in the same format in which it is displayed in the worksheet. Thus, if you have date/time data that is displayed in the format mm/dd/yyyy, then only the date is saved and not the time data, which is not displayed.
When you save your worksheet as a file type other than text, Minitab saves all the date/time information. For example, if dates in a column are displayed in the format mm/dd/yyyy and you save the worksheet as an Excel file, when you open that file in Excel, your spreadsheet will include both the date and time information: mm/dd/yyyy h:mm.ss.ss.