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Assigning and Managing Resources in Microsoft® Project 2013

Assigning cost resources to a task

Cost resources are typically used to add cost to tasks without adding work hours or task duration. A typical cost that a cost resource would be used for is travel expenses. When the cost resource is assigned to a task, the estimated cost should be entered.

Assign a cost resource to a task

  1. In the Resource tab, select the Gantt Chart view from the drop-down menu on the Team Planner button.
  2. Click the Assign Resources button to display the Assign Resources dialog box.
  3. Click the task that you want to make the assignment on.
  4. Verify that the task name is displayed within the Assign Resource dialog box.
  5. Type in the estimated cost for the resource on the task.
  6. Click the Assign button.