The Journal Newsletter – August 2014

The Journal Newsletter

August 2014


August is Back to School month here in the United States! For The Journal, though, there are *always* discounts for students and teachers (and lots of other people):
Discounts Available

There is a new update of The Journal 6 available. See “The Journal News” below for all the details.

This month’s tip shows you how to set a reminder across multiple, consecutive days. And, as always, we have a couple new writing prompts.

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: Setting a Reminder for Multiple Consecutive Days

Summer is vacation time, and you want to mark it on your calendar in The Journal. Here’s how you do that:

1. Click on the “New Event” command on the toolbar (or on the Tools menu, New Reminder sub-menu).

2. Name the reminder something exciting, like, “Vacation 2014!”

3. Un-check the “Time” option, because your vacation is an all-day event.

4. Click on the “Advanced” tab, then the “Date/Time” sub-tab.

5. Under “Date”, check the “Every” option, then choose “Day” from the list.

6. Then, under “This Happens”, check “Effective Date” and set to the first day of your vacation.

7. Check “to”, then set the last day of your vacation.

Save the reminder and you will see its icon repeated across all the days of your vacation.

Writing Prompts

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

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

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: August 7, 2016 — 9:46 pm