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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Project 2002 by Tim Pyron

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Assigning Fixed Costs and Fixed Contract Fees

Some tasks might have costs that aren’t linked to a particular resource that you have named and aren’t affected by the task duration. This type of cost is treated as a fixed cost in Project, and it is entered in the Fixed Cost column of the Cost table on a task view such as the Gantt Chart view. Project adds the fixed cost amount to the total of the resource costs and displays the sum in the Cost (Total Cost) columns of various views.

NOTE

You can associate fixed costs with summary tasks as well as with normal tasks. Because the field might be used for summary task fixed costs, Project doesn’t roll up the Fixed Cost field to summary tasks. In other words, although the fixed cost is included in the ...

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