The Journal Newsletter – April 2014

The Journal Newsletter

April 2014


Happy Easter/Passover/Egg Hunting!

A new update of The Journal 6 was released on 31 March. You can see the details of what’s new and fixed in “The Journal News” section, below.

NOTE: The primary purpose of this update was to make The Journal 6 display better on newer, high density displays (like on the Surface Pro). If you have The Journal 6 Build #739 (from February), and you’re happy, there’s no *need* to upgrade. Just an FYI. =)

We have our usual new writing prompts and a new tip about numbered lists.

Thank you for choosing The Journal!

The Journal News

The Journal 7 is the current release.

To see if you have the latest version of The Journal:

  1. Click on the “Help” menu in The Journal.
  2. Choose “Check for Update of The Journal”.

If you are using The Journal 6 (or an earlier version):

Tips & Tricks

TIP: Numbered Lists – Continuing and Restarting

To create a numbered list in an entry:
* Format menu, Bullets & Numbering sub-menu, and choose “Numbering”;
* Hot-key: Ctrl+Shift+N; or
* The “1-2-3” button on the toolbar.

By default, numbered lists in The Journal start at 1 and continue from there throughout the entry. Also, you can separate the numbered items in your list with any amount of text or images. When you add the next numbered item, it will continue where you left off.

You can override this behavior to create a new numbered list. Move the cursor to the beginning of the numbered item, right-click, then choose “Restart Numbering”. That numbered item will become a new “1”, and all numbered items that follow it will change to 2, 3, et cetera.

The “Continue Numbering” command will reset the active numbered item so it follows the numbered item(s) above it. Positiong the cursor at the beginning of the line labeled “1”, right-click, and choose “Continue Numbering”.

Writing Prompts

Free Writing Prompt – Write for 20 minutes using the following as your starter/inspiration: “Calculating the Odds”

Free Writing Prompt – Write for 20 minutes using the following as your starter/inspiration: “Meteorites Fall”

Submission Information

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As always, if you have any suggestions for, or bug reports about, The Journal, please feel free to email them. Both are always welcome.


Editor: David Michael (
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Updated: June 25, 2015 — 10:44 pm