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Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

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Providing Detailed Resource Information

The resource fields that you change most often appear in the table in the Resource Sheet view, so you might never have to give up the convenience and familiarity of entering values in tables cells. Besides, if you have other resource fields that you always enter, then you can insert those columns in the resource table (Changing Table Contents). The Resource Information dialog box contains all the resource fields you can set, and it's the only easy way to add a few of the more intricate resource settings. This section describes all the available resource fields, and how to specify them.

To display the Resource Sheet view, in the View bar, click Resource Sheet. Or, choose View → Resource Sheet. To open the Resource Information dialog box, use any of the following methods:

  • With the Resource Sheet view active, on the Standard toolbar, click Resource Information.

  • With the Resource Sheet view active, press Shift+F2.

  • Double-click a resource in the Resource Sheet view to open the Resource Information dialog box with the information for the resource you clicked.

Filling in General Information

The Resource Sheet view shows the fields that most project managers fill in—name, resource type, initials, and workgroup. In the Resource Information dialog box, the General tab, shown in Figure 8-6, includes these fields along with a few more. This section describes the Project resource fields that define resource basics. Then the remainder of this chapter shows you ...

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