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In the Trenches with Microsoft® Office Project 2007 by Elaine J. Marmel

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Assigning Resource Costs

In many cases, the costs you define for Work and Material resources on the Resource Sheet are sufficient. In some cases, however, you need more flexibility. Suppose that your project involves printing brochures, and there’s a $50 fee each time you set up the press to print along with the per-copy cost. Or suppose you need to rent a van for a day to transport tools from one location to another, and the van rental fee is a flat $19.95 for the day (it’s probably an old used van, but since it runs and you only need it for the day, you don’t care). And then there’s the issue of determining when Project assigns costs to your tasks. In this section, we’ll explore assigning a cost per use to a resource, adding fixed costs to a ...

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