The Journal Newsletter – September 2008

The Journal Newsletter

September 2008


Here in Oklahoma, summer is fading into autumn. I love this time of year. =)

I’m continuing to work on the next update of The Journal. Plus, I recently started editing a new collection of devotional prompts (which will become a new add-on, Devotional Prompts 2). I’ll have more news about both the update and the add-on in the next few months.

This month’s tips tell you how to remove words you may have accidentally added to your custom spell checker dictionary, and how to sign up for The Journal’s affiliate sales program. There is also, as always, a new set of writing prompts.

Thank you for using DavidRM Software’s The Journal!

Tips & Tricks

TIP: How to Remove an Incorrectly Added Word from the Spell Checker

It happens to everyone eventually: You kick off the spell check, it highlights a word, but instead of clicking on “Change” you click on “Add”. Oops. Now the spell checker thinks you *want* to spell your name with 3 M’s and a silent Q.

Here’s how you remove words added to your custom spell checker dictionary:

1. Click on the User menu and choose User Preferences…

2. Bring up the “Spell Checker” tab.

3. Click on the “Dictionaries…” button (towards the bottom of the form).

4. Click on the custom dictionary in the list that has your login name for The Journal. (Example: J3Spell-David.adu)

5. Click on “Edit”.

6. The “Added Words” tab will allow you to find and delete the incorrectly added word.

TIP: The Journal’s Affiliate Program

If you have a blog or Web page where you link to or refer The Journal to your readers, you should check out The Journal’s affiliate program. If you sign up (which is free), you can earn a 35% commission for each sale that comes through from your referral.

Get the details of The Journal’s affiliate program here:
Sell The Journal

Writing Prompts

Free Writing Prompt – Write for 20 minutes using the following as your starter: “Selling Short”

Journaling Prompt – How does the changing of the seasons affect you? Do you find yourself looking backward? Forwards? Elsewhere? Which seasons affect you the most? Why?

Memoir Prompt – “Where were you when … ?” Have you witnessed any national or large-scale tragedies? Describe where you were and what you were doing when you learned the news. Describe what you first thought and how you felt. What do you remember most?

Submission Information

If you would like to contribute to the “How I Use The Journal”, “Writing Exercises”, or “Tips & Tricks” sections, or would like to submit an article about journaling, writing, or another The Journal-related topic, we would love to hear from you.

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If you prefer to remain anonymous, please state this in the email. Otherwise your name (but not your email) will be used in the article heading.

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 20, 2015 — 8:14 pm