To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoI've found the following rules to be more effective:
Start date on or before today (AND)
Start date does not exist
This way I filter out dates explicitly set in the future, but see all that do not have a start date set or that is anytime in the past.
How to hide tasks until start date in Outlook?
Some users may have created or been assigned many tasks for coming months in Microsoft Outlook. However, so many tasks congesting a folder makes it tough to find out the right task at a glance. If hiding tasks occurring in future, it will be much easier to schedule works. In this article, I will introduce a way to hide all tasks until their start dates automatically in Microsoft Outlook.
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The following steps will guide to set filter criteria and only show tasks whose start dates are in last 7 days or on today.
Step 1: Shift to the Task view, and open a task folder that you will hide tasks until their start dates from.
Step 2: Open the Advanced View Settings dialog box:
- In Outlook 2007, click the View > Current View > Customize Current View;
- In Outlook 2010 and 2013, please click the View Settings button on the View tab.
Step 3: In the popping up dialog box, click the Filter button.
Step 4: Now you get into the Filter dialog box, go to the Advanced tab, and：
(1) Click the Field > All Task fields > Start Date;
(2) Click the Conditior box (or Condition box), and select the Today from the drop down list;
(3) Click the Add to List button;
(4) Repeat from (1) to (3) and add filter criteria of Start Date in the last 7 days.
Step 5: Click both OK buttons to close two dialog boxes.
Note: You can save this custom view with clicking the Change View > Save Current View As a New View on the View tab in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and 2013.
Then all tasks are hidden in the opened task folder, except tasks whose start dates are in last 7 days or on Today.
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoThis is a horrible idea, because it means that if I don't finish something on the start day, it disappears.