Automatic abbreviation of resource names

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Greetings!

  I thought it would be useful if MM automatically abbreviates the resource name in the map view.
  In an example below I want to have R: John Dow replaced with R: JD:


  This will work well for tasks with multiple resources. Currently, I am forced to name the resources with their abbreviations that are not convenient at all.

Do you support this idea?


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Andreas Lercher

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In projects with many ressources would this dangerous. I have Maia with 100 names. If everyone would be shortened, I got lost.

You can make them invisible on the topic or show only the first names
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Andrey Kazak

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Yes, this should be an option, but no hard-coded feature.
How do I make them invisible on the topic or show only the first names?


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Invisible: View - Show/Hide - Ressources
Shorted view: Options - View - Topic text
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Andrey Kazak

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Got it for invisible. Thank you.
For the shorted view: do you mean Wrap topic info text option?

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Andreas Lercher

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Yes
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Andrey Kazak

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Thank you.
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Andreas, how do hide Resources just by themselves? The only option i can see is to hide Task Information.
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Please ask me again in two weeks
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Ah, ich verstehe.
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Actually if this were to come to pass, then my idea would be more feasible.

This is to create a Resources Tag Group with all the abbreviations, then use SmartRules to write the appropriate tag for each resource. You could then hide the actual resources on the tasks to end up with something like this:



Obviously this is only feasible with a maximum of, say, a dozen resource names, as a separate SmartRule has to be created for each one.
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The workaround is there, but still, an abbreviation option is needed.
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Statement for MindManager Developers:
Any extra facility is fine with me, but please also leave the current way completely available for us. Our projects are too large, with too many participants to work with abbreviations.
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Could it be solved with a resoure dropdown list with editable view names, all uniqu1s?e name
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Yes,  I think this could be solved as a separate Alias text field besides the resource Name field. I wish the Alias field could be automatically pre-filled with the abbreviation of the corresponding resource Name, although a user may edit Alias on demand.
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The resources can be named individually anyway. Why do I need to aliases?
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Andrey Kazak

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I mean having a resource name along with maps display name (alias).
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Andreas Lercher

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Can be done by SmartRules!
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Andrey Kazak

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What is the idea behind using Smart Rules?
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See my earlier comment to Andreas re setting up a separate Resources Tag Group