The Journal Newsletter – April 2013

The Journal Newsletter

April 2013


That whooshing sound you hear is April flying past… =)

A new update of The Journal 6 was released earlier this month. This one has a few new features as well as bugfixes. Check out “The Journal News” below for more information.

This month tip tells you how to use one of those new features to create what I call “The Journal Large Print Edition”, and we have a couple new writing exercises.

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: The Journal Large Print Edition

By default, The Journal uses your Windows font size settings. Now, though, you can choose to make The Journal display all menus, buttons, and even your entry text 25% larger.

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

2. Bring up the “Global” tab.

3. Under the “Display/UI” sub-tab, check this option:
Display user interface with Large Fonts

4. Click on “Done”.

If you are using Windows normal font settings (96 dpi), this will ratchet The Journal up to the same as Windows Large Fonts (120 dpi). If you are already using Windows Large Fonts, or any custom font setting, The Journal will add 25%.

Writing Prompts

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

Free Writing Prompt – Write for 20 minutes using the following as your starter/inspiration: “Nose Held Firmly Shut”

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.

Submissions for the newsletter should be sent to:

If you are submitting for a particular section, please indicate which one. Try to limit your submissions to 500-1000 words. Submissions may be edited for length and content.

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 25, 2015 — 9:48 pm