Choose the Raise Priority command (from the Balance menu, or press Alt+UpArrow) to increase the Priority of any highlighted flexible-date item by one rank (If you have enabled Expected Returns in Other Settings and the item is of Tier A, then the importance is increased by one dollar rather than the rank being reduced by one).
Each time you choose the Raise Priority command (and we strongly urge you to learn the shortcut keys, since you may wish to do this several times in succession), TimeTo™ changes the Rank number of the item to next lower number (for example, from 21 to 20). If the Rank reaches 1 then the Tier change instead. For a fuller understanding of Priority, Tier, and Rank, please read about Priority in the New Item help topic.
No two items are ever allowed to have the same priority (there are no ties!) and so whenever you raise the priority of an item, TimeTo™ assigns the item that previously had that priority the vacated lower priority. For instance, if you move B4 to priority B3, then the item that was B3 automatically becomes priority B4. (Therefore, Raise Priority has no effect on the highest priority item, since there is no item to trade priority with.)
If you have Expected Returns Active in Other Settings, and the item is of Tier A, then instead of Raise Priority decrementing the Rank, Raise Priority increase the Expected Return of the item by 1. Since Tier A items have their rank determined by their relative Expected Return/Hour, the Rank may or may not change as a result of the increase in Expected Return. For a fuller understanding of Expected Return and how it interacts with Priority, please read more about Expected Return in the New Item help topic.