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Microsoft® Office Project 2007 Inside Out by Teresa S. Stover

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Planning Fixed Task Costs

You might have a task cost that is independent of any resource. For example, the performance of a task could include printing costs for reports for a customer review meeting task or it could include the purchase of a flash drive for transferring the files for the development of a deliverable from one resource to another. Such a task cost can be some kind of "miscellaneous" or incidental cost on the task. If the cost does not need to be tracked as its own category, or if it’s only going to be incurred for a single task in the project, it might be a good candidate to be entered as a fixed cost for a task.

To enter a fixed cost for a task, follow these steps:

  1. Display the Gantt Chart or other task sheet.

  2. Click View, Table, Cost. ...

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