Cannot change resource loading for more resources

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When assigning the load to multiple resources from the Task icon, I can't reach some resources because they are not displayed in the box. Is there an alternative way of assigning load %?

As you see in the picture below, I can assign a load to Resource1 and Resource2 but I can't click on, for instance, Resource3 because hidden and therefore I can't assign the corresponding load.

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Stefano Cerutti

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Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

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This is interesting.
I did a similar test and found that if the text (name) of the topic is longer You have the option to stretch it in order to get to the 3d or 4d resource and then rightclick to change the load.

So if you rename the test task in to "this is the task to be tested and it better be good" AND take care it places the text on ONE line, you can do what you want.



A bit cumbersome, but at least it works.

Mindjet developers should pick this up for a service release soon.
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This is a good question. The resource loading only seems to be accessible from the task info legend in the map itself.

As a workaround, you could add spaces at the end of the topic text to force the topic to be wider, so that the legend shows all the resources. But this is an ugly solution.

If there is no obvious answer then I will draft a quick macro to edit resource loading on a topic.
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Just read Ary's response so it looks like there is no simple answer. Macro coming in 10 minutes :)
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Here is a macro for editing resource loading on a topic.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4zufac2wia4mh49/Edit%20Resource%20Loading.mmbas?dl=0

To deploy this:
  1. Download the .mmbas file and save it somewhere permanent, not your downloads folder.
  2. In MM, go to the Advanced tab > Macros > Organize Macros and  click "Add"
  3. Name = "Edit resource loading"
  4. Path = wherever you saved the macro file
  5. Menu = "Topic Context Menu"
  6. Click OK.
Now right-click on a topic that has got resources defined, and you will be prompted for the loading in percent for each resource in turn, even if there are 50 of them :)

The source code can be viewed and checked, but you should run it on a test map first anyway, just in case.

Feedback welcome.
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Hi Nick,
thanks for that! Brilliant, it has solved the problem. I'll use it a bit and report in case I find issues with it.

The solution with increasing the Task title length is not viable, as after a certain number of characters the title is split into two lines.

Nevertheless I would appreciate if Mindjet could provide a fix to what seems to me a bug in the next releases.

Regards
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@ Stefano, Good to see that Nick's macro is working for you. It is the best solution.

However,
Although the title is split into two  lines after a certain number of characters,
IT IS POSSIBLE to make the topic length as long as you want by simply placing your mouse over the edge of the topic and drag it to as long as possible.
If the border of the screen is reached, you can also reduce the screen with the zoom functions and go even further.

I got over 350 characters (70 words) in one topic line.
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