manage resources - missing task tab?

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I have a project plan set up with resources. I know that I entered holidays for resources when I set this up but I can't get back to the screen to view or edit a resource. The on-line help tells me to "In the Resources task pane,
click Manage Resources."  My resources task pane does not display an option to Manage Resource.  I'm working on a local installation.  Suggestions?

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Using MindJet 14.1.190

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This can be a little confusing in MM. The program actually has two sets of tabs - those on the ribbon across the top, and the task pane tabs running down the side of the MM window (usually the right, unless you have the left-handed interface in operation). If you can't see the tabs on either side, click on the Task Panes button in the bottom right of the screen and tick Show Task Pane Tabs.

To add to the potential for confusion, similar tabs in the ribbon and the task pane tabs can sometimes take you to different places. In this case the Help instruction to select the "resources task pane" means clicking on the Resources tab on the side of the screen rather than the Resources icon in the Tasks tab on the ribbon.

If you do this you will be taken to a tab that shows Availability and Utilisation, with the former having the "Manage Resources" link. If you click on this you will see the Manage Resources dialogue box which allows you to allocate the number of working hours per week for a resource.

If however you want to edit holidays, click on the Task Info tab in the task pane tabs on the side of the window (or on Show Task Pane under Tasks on the ribbon) and then click on Calendar and Display Options under Task Management. This enables you to add and delete holidays as well as edit standard workdays and hours. These settings will apply to all the resources in the map