The Journal 7 Build #987 Now Available!

The Journal 7 Build #987 is a bugfix and minor update release. This is a free update for all registered users of The Journal 7. See below for upgrade instructions.

Bugs Fixed

  • Clicking on a folder-only category in the category tree is causing an error.
  • “Match whole words only” option in Search Entries forming incorrect search query.
  • In “Category Word Cloud”, clicking on a folder-only category with no entries causes an error.
  • Highlighted text not always being automatically spellchecked.
  • When typing a new first line of an entry, entry tree isn’t immediately showing the new text.
  • Headings in imported/pasted HTML are too big.
  • Search Entries not handling curly apostrophes well.
  • Rulers and text aren’t matching up in WYSIWYG mode.
  • When sorting loose-leaf entries by title, if an entry has no title it should use the first line.
  • When using larger UI sizes, the customize toolbar form isn’t scaling.
  • When pasting HTML via Paste Special, bookmarks aren’t being stripped.
  • Format menu commands Font, Paragraph, and Paragraph Borders aren’t working on text inside tables.
  • Reading dates from INI files sometimes having an error.
  • Some popup forms having a few pixels cut off on the right side.
  • In “Table Properties”, values for border widths, cell spacing and cell padding aren’t being properly set.
  • Sometimes getting an error when opening an entry with a table in WYSIWYG mode.
  • “Daily/Weekly Reminder Report” is always reporting “No entries to report.”

New Features

  • New option: “Indexed Searching Type” (can be either Word or Character).
  • New option: “Default Category Type” (can be either Calendar or Loose-leaf)
  • New word-based indexed search tokenizer that recognizes in-word apostrophes (e.g., “can’t”) and in-number commas and decimal points (e.g., “10,000.01”).
  • Category tree now remembers expanded/collapsed state between sessions.
  • New command “Create New Entry for Now” (hot-key: Ctrl+Shift+F9) (on the Entry menu).
  • New option in Category Properties: “Display entry title in entry tree”


Upgrading from The Journal 7 (any previous build)

Click on the “File” menu, “Maintenance” sub-menu and choose “Backup The Journal…” to create a backup *before* you install the update.

Click on the “Help” menu and choose “Check for Update of The Journal”. Download the update and install it over your current version. You can also download the update directly from the Web page, as this build is now the default download.

NOTE: Please close The Journal before installing the update. The Journal cannot be running when you install the update.


Upgrading from The Journal 6 (or any previous version)

NOTE: Do NOT uninstall the previous version! (At least, not until you’re satisfied with the upgrade. Then you can uninstall the previous version.)

Download and install The Journal 7. If you have The Journal installed in the default location, you will be prompted by The Journal 7 about upgrading your TJ6 (or earlier) Journal Volumes.

You will need to close The Journal 6 while TJ7 upgrades your Journal Volumes. After that, though, you can run both The Journal 7 and The Journal 6 without any issues.

Click here for information about upgrade pricing.

Updated: March 7, 2016 — 6:15 pm

1 Comment

  1. I have been using Journal for a few years now. It would be nice to be able to share files with my 5.0+ Android Tablet.

    This is my input for a Android version, if you ever consider one.

    Thank you for your writing tools.


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