RESOURCE COLUMNS

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RESOURCE COLUMNS

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For Gantt charts, resources are defined as something which is required to complete a task. Resources are characterized by the fact that they have a limited time availability (e.g. an employee that works 8 hours a day, 5 days a week).

APPLIES TO: GANTT CHART

You have the option to display up to two resource columns on the Gantt chart. You may place them either on the right or left hand side of your chart.

ADDING RESOURCE COLUMNS

To add a resource column, choose which columns from the Edit Chart toolbar. You can choose Show Column 1, Show Column 2, or both.  The default titles for these columns are Responsible and Comment. You may change these column labels by double clicking them and changing the label. Specify right or left by clicking the appropriate button.

ADDING TEXT TO RESOURCE COLUMNS

To add text to a resource column, just double click in the row where you wish to add text and type your text. You have the ability to change the alignment for resource column labels  (i.e. left-, center-, or right-aligned). To change the alignment, simply right click to see see all of your alignment and formatting options.  Other options include text justification, font and color attributes, and text orientation.

You can change the which resource columns will display automatically, as well as the default locations of your Resource Columns in the Preference Manager.