Entry FAQ

How many entries can The Journal hold?

You can have a maximum of just over 2 billion entries in a Journal Volume.


How do I import my entries from another diary or journal program?

Click here to see instructions for importing your entries from another diary/journal.


How do I insert images in my entries?

Click on this icon on the toolbar:

Or click on the Insert menu, and choose “Insert Image…”

You can also drag-and-drop images into your entry using Windows Explorer.


Can I insert digital photos in my entries?

Yes. You can insert just about any kind of image into The Journal, including digital photos (which are most often compressed JPEG images: *.JPG).

Keep in mind, however, that digital photos larger than 3-4 megapixels (MP) may take a noticeable amount of time to save and load. The more photos in the entry, the longer it will take to load. So you may want to crop and/or reduce digital photos of 6+ MP before inserting them. Feel free to experiment and see what works best for you.

The Journal’s Automatic Image Resizing feature can help with inserting digital photos into entries. You edit the settings for this on the “User” menu, “User Preferences…”, on the “Editor” tab. Open the “Images” sub-tab to see all available image options.


How do I wrap text around pictures in my entries?

1. First, you insert the image, picture or digital photo as described above.

2. Click on the image to select it.

3. Right-click the image and open the “Image” sub-menu.

4. Choose either “Wrap Text on Right” or “Wrap Text on Left“.


How can I use tables in my entries?

To insert a table, click on this icon on the toolbar:

Or click on the Insert and choose “Insert Table…”


How do I make my tables look like those in MS Word/WordPerfect/Etc?

You can give your tables the single-black-line border used in most word processors by adjusting the cell spacing and turning off the table’s border.

  1. Select the table.
  2. Click on the Table menu and choose Table Properties…
  3. Click on More… (next to Cell Spacing).
  4. Un-check Equal Values.
  5. Change the Horizontal and Vertical values for Between Cells to: -1
  6. Change the Horizontal and Vertical values for From Table Border to Cells to: 0
  7. Click on OK.
  8. Click on Table Border…
  9. Under Border Type click on None.
  10. Click on OK.
  11. Click on OK.


How do I lock my entries so they can’t be edited?

You can lock your entries to make them “read only”, to prevent changes to that entry.

  1. Select the entry you want to lock.
  2. Click on the Entry menu and choose “Lock/Unlock Entry” (hot-key: F4).

You will see “Locked” displayed on the status bar below the entry.

You can edit the entry again by repeating that procedure. F4 toggles locked/read only status. When you unlock the entry, the status bar will display “Insert”.

You can make all past entries in a calendar category locked or “read only” automatically by checking the option “Automatically lock past entries” on the Calendar tab of Category Properties.


How do I use templates in my entries?

To insert a template in an entry:

  1. Click on the Insert menu, and bring up the “Insert Template” sub-menu.
  2. Choose the template to insert, and the text from that template will be inserted in your entry.


How do I have a template automatically inserted in my entries?

  1. Right-click on the category and choose Category Properties…
  2. Bring up the Entry tab.
  3. Select the Default Entry Template from the available drop down list of templates.

The selected template will be inserted into new entries. For calendar categories, this template will be inserted into new entries for the current day. For loose-leaf categories, the template will be inserted into all newly created entries.


Why can’t I edit my past entries?

In your category, past entries may be set to be locked or “read only”. You can override this by clicking on the Entry menu and choosing “Lock/Unlock Entry” (or pressing the hot-key: F4).

You can change the setting to default to make past entries edit-able:

  1. Click on the Category menu and choose “Category Properties…”
  2. Bring up the “Calendar” tab.
  3. Un-check the “Automatically lock past entries” option.


How do I create loose-leaf entries in my calendar category?

To create a sub-entry of a calendar entry (or a loose-leaf entry): Press F10

To create a new, root-level loose-leaf entry: Press Shift+F9


How do I get rid of the time stamp on my entries?

By default, your new entries are “stamped” with the current time. If you would like to turn that off:

1. Right-click on the category in the list (or the category tab) and choose Category Properties…

2. Bring up the Calendar tab.

3. Un-check the option “Include time in entry”.


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