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I remember it as "Fantasy" but the lack of results makes me think I may be wrong.

All I know for sure is that it was a single page layout program; it was contemporary with PrintMaster 2.0, but not as evolved as Bannermania, in terms of UI. That would place it around 1991 as I ran it on a 386SX.

The user was given a large black and white bitmap which mapped to a A4 sheet of paper.

I think there was mouse support.

You could write text, maybe draw lines, maybe stamp predefined patterns; everything was just stored in one bitmap; no history, no high level concepts (no text editing, and so on); I think I used it to make RPG character sheets.

Can you identify this software ?

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You might be thinking of PROSOFT’s “Fontasy”.

https://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/102625431

https://www.google.com/search?q=fontasy+dos

I saw it in the late ‘80s, maybe even used it briefly, but I don’t remember much about what it could do. I do remember well the clever name. Searching around it appears to have the features you mentioned.

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    I used this, a long long time ago... Commented Mar 5, 2023 at 16:38
  • Archive.org seems to have a CGA and Hercules version but it’s download only; not online emulated.
    – Tommy
    Commented Mar 5, 2023 at 17:56
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    I haven' t checked yet, but the clever name explains why I was misled, and why search engines were too...
    – alecail
    Commented Mar 6, 2023 at 12:43
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    Thanks, this is the one I was looking for. I ran it, and it doesn't look like it had graphics abilites; I must have used another way, using a combination of a photocopier, scissors, ruler and a pen.....
    – alecail
    Commented Mar 6, 2023 at 13:09

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