I may be missing it so I'm asking here: Is there a journal feature in the Character Builder?
The journal is important to RPGA players if it's not important to you that's fine don't use it and then no space is used.
Again as a RPGA player it is important and should be in the Builder. It would be nice if it was a seperate character sheet type. Then it would be usable by those that need it and could be ignored by those like warrl who see no need for it to be included in the builder or on a character sheet.
You're better off with a document editor and saving it on your local hard drive. If they were to put it in the builder as you request, you'd wind up with a fixed character count because wizards doesn't want their DB growing unchecked by giving you an unsized (ulimited) field. No matter what that limit might be, it makes such a feature less than useful.