The Journal Newsletter – August 2016

The Journal Newsletter

June 2015


August is Back to School month here in the United States! For The Journal, though, there are *always* discounts for students and teachers (and lots of other people):
Discounts Available

A new update of The Journal 7 is available. Check out The Journal News below for more information and updating instructions.

This month’s tip tells you how to customize your bullets and numbered list. Plus we have a new set of writing prompts.

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 Customize Bullets and Numbered Lists

The most recent update of The Journal 7 includes a new gallery of available bullets and numbered list, as well as the ability to customize those lists.

To see the new gallery, click on the Format menu, Bullets & Numbering sub-menu, then choose “Bullets & Numbering…” While you’re in the gallery, you can click on the “Customize” button to customize your selected list.

You can use any character from just about any font (including Windows Symbol and Wingdings fonts) for your bullets. You can also use Calendar Charms, and have different images for each indented level.

For numbered lists, you can set the starting number (which defaults to 1) and use a different type of numbering/lettering sequence on each indent level.

To customize bullets or numbered lists in your entry, right-click on the list (bullets or numbers) and choose “Customize Bullets…” (or “Customize Numbering…”) You have the same customizing options as the gallery.

Writing Prompts

Free Writing Prompt – Write for 20 minutes using the following as your starter: “Custom Bullets”

Journaling Prompt – How safe have the safe choices you’ve made actually proven to be?

Memoir Prompt – Tell about a time luck played a significant factor in your current career.

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.


The Journal Newsletter

Editor: David Michael (
The Journal Newsletter Copyright © 2015 by David Michael.
Updated: August 15, 2016 — 8:41 pm