The Journal 7 Build #1031 Now Available!

The Journal 7 Build #1031 is a bugfix and minor update release. This is a free update for all registered users of The Journal 7. See below for upgrading instructions.


Primary benefits of this update:

  • Customizable bullets and numbering!
    • Format menu, Bullets & Numbering sub-menu, choose “Bullets & Numbering…” to see the gallery of available options.
    • Right-click on a list (bullets or numbers) and choose “Customize Bullets…” (or “Customize Numbering…”)
  • Improved support for right-to-left (RTL) languages, such as Hebrew and Farsi!
  • Improved import of Unicode text files!
  • Quicker response during Windows shutdown or restart.

Special Thanks to Saeed Ramezani for his invaluable help testing the RTL language improvements.


Bugs Fixed

  • In “Styles”, clicking Add button twice in a row causes an error.
  • When hovering the mouse over an image with a description, it’s displaying the description plus some erroneous extra text.
  • Some issues when upgrading text styles from earlier versions of The Journal.
  • In “Shared Categories…”, unable to unlink a shared category.
  • In “Category Properties…”, getting an error when linking a shared category.
  • In “Category Properties…”, clicking on “Shared Categories…” should warn the user that all unsaved changes to categories are about to be applied.
  • Sometimes getting an error on startup if the splash screen is disabled.
  • Sometimes not loading the description of an image.
  • UI isn’t scaling when you set the user interface font to values above the default.
  • Topic highlights in entry text not always displaying correctly.
  • Sometimes an odd interaction between certain global options and a custom UI font size.
  • Doing a Print Preview of a large batch of entries (1000’s) can take a long time.
  • “Copy Link” is oddly placed in the editor’s context menu.
  • Shouldn’t be able to drag-and-drop entries in “Select Entry” form.
  • If the default category is using the WYSIWYG editor, the first entry loaded on startup is displayed incorrectly.
  • “Force bidirectional editing” global option isn’t being saved.
  • Changing “Force bidirectional editing” option shouldn’t require a restart to take effect.
  • Capitalize Words command isn’t properly handling contractions with curly apostrophes.
  • Importing text files (.txt) is not detecting the BOM (byte order mark).
  • When typing in a right-to-left language, spaces and punctuation aren’t being handled properly.
  • When switching a paragraph from left-to-right editing to right-to-left (or vice versa), existing text in the paragraph isn’t being displayed properly.
  • When applying changes to category properties, sometimes not remembering the active category.
  • Sometimes getting “List index out of bounds (0).” when using Format Painter.
  • “Backup The Journal” form isn’t displaying the most recent backup date.
  • Don’t start a backup on startup without prompting first.
  • Don’t start a backup when closing on Windows shutdown or restart.
  • In split-screen editor mode, it’s possible to resize the top (or left) editor too small to recover.

New Features

  • New Format command: “Bullets & Numbering…” Brings up a gallery of available bullets/numbering options.
  • New editor context menu commands for “Customize Bullets…” and “Customize Numbering…”
  • Updated German translation.
  • Updated TRichViewEdit/ScaleRichView (entry editor components).
  • Made click-and-drag sliders wider/easier to use on touch screens.
  • Updated DISqlite3 library.
  • Added “Sync from Backup File…” to the File menu, Maintenance sub-menu.


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: August 16, 2016 — 5:36 pm