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Hot Tips: Tracking upcoming deadlines

One of the most useful additions to the “out of the box” features of Power Markers is the ability to track upcoming due dates with Automatic Markers.   Once you’ve set it up, tasks that are coming up or past due will automatically appear in the Hot Lists tab, making it faster and easier for you to track upcoming deadlines.

To set it up, you’ll need to add a little bit of code called an “Automatic Marker definition” to a marker. Watch this tutorial for step-by-step instructions for how to add an Automatic Marker for your tasks that are coming up in one week.

Once you learn how it’s done, you can follow the same steps to create additional Automatic Marker definitions for other task due date ranges, such as:

•    Overdue $task:duedate:overdue
•    Tomorrow $task:duedate:tomorrow
•    This week $task:duedate:this:week
•    This month $task:duedate:this:month

If you add or modify markers to your map, you’ll want to turn Power Markers off, and then on again to make sure your markers are properly applied.  Also, note that there’s a 40-character limit for new icons, so in some cases, you may need to truncate the title of your new marker.  Click here for more information on adding Power Markers.