Hiding all branches whose start date is in the future

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Is it possible to hide all branches that have a start date that is in the future? I know there is a power filter but I can only set specific dates or items like tomorrow/next week etc. I want to hide all future branches not ones that are a specific period into the future.
An example would be if todays date is 14.02.13 it hides all branches that have a start date that is greater than this date. Then when tomorrow comes and the date is 15.2.13, any branches there were hidden that had a start date of 15.2.13 automatically show but the rest with a start date in the future are still hidden.

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Chris
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It is possible to do this if you download the Marker Index add-in. This is supplied on request by MindJet.

With this you can create an Active Legend using the Marker Index code, which is pretty straight-forward and assign colours to indicate whether for example a task is overdue, due today, due in a week's time etc.

Updating the legend will apply these colours to the tasks in the map. Importantly these codes are relative, so the colours for specific tasks will change with their status based on the current date.

You can then use the filter to filter tasks on the basis of task colour, for example, if the legend entry for due in the next three months is green, a task within this category will be shaded green. You can then filter out all the green tasks.
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@Alexsg Is this a different verison of the Marker Index add-in than the one that is supplied with MindManager 2012? The Marker Index in MindManager 2012 can't select on start dates and due dates (see screenshot)?

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It's a little hard to explain.

When Mindjet purchased Power Markers (now the Marker Index) they decided in their infinite wisdom to leave out many of the more interesting features when integrating it into MM - so what you see is only a fraction of the power of this program.

Fortunately to preserve compatibility they made a separate optional add-in which restores most of these features. This is available for Mindjet on request (you won't find it on the website). Versions for MM2012 and MJ11 are available.

When you have downloaded it you will get the ability to set up an active index, which is a free-floating topic with subtropics to which you can add codes for various criteria such as due date etc. The colour attributes you apply to these subtropics will then be refected in the topics in the map.

This process is even harder to explain but to get an idea before you download the add-in have a look at the documentation. You can get this from some resellers (but not as far as I can tell from Minjet itself, unless you download the add-in, which is free. For example I searched on Google and came across this user guide (it's for an earlier version but the principles are the same): http://www.trigono.se/media/content/d...

Once you get the hang of its not too hard, and you can reuse the active index in other maps.

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