Chapter 11

Learning More and Further Minitab

Practice does not end here. (Ellis Ott, in Ott et al., 2000, p. 537)


To conclude the book, this final chapter highlights ways in which one can learn more about Minitab (the author invariably learns something new almost every time he uses the software!) and how one can obtain help with Minitab. Reference will be made to the creation of macros and their application. Brief reference will also be made to further features of Minitab not covered in this book and to Minitab Quality Companion.

11.1 Learning More about Minitab and Obtaining Help

11.1.1 Meet Minitab

The Meet Minitab 16 guide (Minitab Inc., 2010), is available as a PDF at It deals with the following topics:

  • Getting started
  • Graphing data
  • Analyzing data
  • Assessing quality
  • Designing an experiment
  • Using Session commands
  • Generating a report
  • Preparing a worksheet
  • Customizing Minitab
  • Getting help
  • Reference.

Its comprehensive index makes it a very useful resource for Minitab users, particularly beginners.

11.1.2 Help

Some reference has already been made to the Help facility in Chapter 2. It may be accessed in a variety of ways:

  • Click Help in any dialog box.
  • Click the Help icon img on the tool bar.
  • Select Help > Help from the menus.

General information on navigation for Help is available ...

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