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How to spread fixed costs over an entire project in MS Project 2010?

Posted on 2011-10-03
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In prior versions of MS Project, one could easily spread a fixed cost such as overhead across an entire project by assigning the cost as a resource to the project summary task. In version 2010, that is no longer possible. After doing some research, I attempted to set up my overhead expense as a budget cost: I checked the budget box on the resource information box and created a budget cost column on the resource usage sheet, but was unable to enter a corresponding dollar amount on the sheet.

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, and would certainly appreciate some assistance!

Thank you.
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I solved my own problem by creating a fixed cost column in the Gantt chart view, then manually adding the fixed cost expense in the Project Summary row.
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