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When you add resources to a project, you do so by using the resource sheet view. In this view, you can add named, generic, material, and many other types of resources.
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Add Resources to the Project
When you add resources to a project, you do so by using the resource sheet view. In this view, you can add named, generic, material, and many other types of resources. You can import resources from other locations but I recommend you avoid doing so until you become more familiar with Microsoft Project.
When you add resources to your project, you are not adding resources to tasks. When you add resources to tasks, you are performing a resource assignment.
Technically, you only need to enter the name of a resource to use it on a project, but you might want to add more detail as well. For example, you might want to mark the resource as generic or add an hourly standard rate.
If you happen to be using Microsoft Project Server, it has a centralized resource pool in the database. You can use this central pool rather than hand-typing resources.
To add resources, follow these steps:
- Click the View tab.
- Click the Resource Sheet icon.
- Add any resources you require just like you would add new tasks.
- Insert the generic column if the resource is not a proper named person.
- Add a standard rate if the resource has an hourly rate.
- Fill in any other fields you deem appropriate.
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