The Journal Newsletter – January 2014

The Journal Newsletter

January 2014


Happy New Year! I hope you’re settling into 2014 and making yourself comfortable. =)

We have a new update of The Journal 6 available. See what’s new (and what’s fixed) in “The Journal News” below. And, as always, a new tip and new writing prompts.

Thank you for using 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: Image Thumbnails

The latest update of The Journal 6 includes a new option: “Insert Large Images as Thumbnails”

You can access this option by clicking on the User menu, and choosing “User Preferences…” Bring up the “Editor” tab, then the “Image Options” sub-tab.

If “Insert Large Images as Thumbnails” is checked, any images that you insert (or drag-and-drop) into your entries that are larger than the “Thumbnail size” you specify, will be added to the entry as a thumbnail.

The default size for thumbnails is 400 pixels, but you can set it to any size you want.

To view the full-size image, just double-click the thumbnail.

Writing Prompts

Free Writing Prompt – Write for 20 minutes using the following as your starter/inspiration: “Flying Party Hats”

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

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 — 10:41 pm