Resources are the tools, systems and materials that are needed to complete a Task.
Enter one or more items that are used to complete the Task, e.g. computer software, forms on a web page, hardware, reports. Separate multiple entries with semicolons (";") up to a maximum of five entries.
Resources are shown below the Task box adjacent to an icon of a wrench or spanner, as pictured below:
Visio and TaskMap allow you to create a hyperlink from a Resource to almost any electronic object that is located on your computer, on your organization's intranet or on the Internet. For example, you can link to web pages, spreadsheets, documents, PDF files, email addresses, executable programs and even to other pages within your TaskMap drawing file.
Hyperlinking can turn an ordinary process map into an extremely valuable resource – you can create a dashboard or navigation tool that connects people to a wealth of supporting materials, all within the context of a work process.
When a Resource has a hyperlink attached to it, you will notice the hyperlink indicator on the line to the left of the Resource icon as shown below:
In addition, the name of the hyperlink will appear on the right-click menu for the Resource.