The Journal Newsletter – July 2014

The Journal Newsletter

July 2014


Oh, look! Summer. Where did that come from??? =)

There is a new update of The Journal 6 available, with what I hope are some interesting new features. You can check out the whole list in “The Journal News” section.

This month’s tip goes along with the update, describing how you can use the new background images included in the update.

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: How to Get Those New Background Images

The Journal 6 Build #759 (released this month) includes some new paper backgrounds, but existing users won’t see them automatically. You will need to do this:

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

2. Click on “Load Image”.

Browse into this folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DavidRM Software\The Journal 6\Image

(Or the “Image” sub-folder of wherever you have TJ6 installed.)

You will need to load each image, one at a time:

3. Once you’ve loaded all the images, you can use them in your entries. Click on the Format menu, Entry Background sub-menu (also, now on the editor’s right-click menu), and choose the background image you want.

You can use those same steps to load your own background images into The Journal. You don’t need to store them in the same folder, though. Any folder will do.

Writing Prompts

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

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

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


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Updated: June 29, 2015 — 9:22 pm