I remember an old (90's) program, run in DOS, that allowed its user to create posters, invitations, cards, etc. It had mouse support and its own GUI with windows, bars, fields, etc.
The work started with choosing a template (for example "a poster") and then the user could place graphics and text with the mouse. Each element put in workspace could be edited, moved, deleted, resized. Just like in today's Inkscape or CorelDraw.
In the end, the user could print their work on a printer connected to the PC. And that was the awesomest part of this program: it guided the user how to put the paper into the printer in order to get a ready to use publication. For example:
- If the user wanted to create a folded invitation, the program printed pages 1 and 4 on one side of A4-paper, then asked the user to put the same paper upside down and printed pages 2 and 3 (in 90's it was great for me!)
- If you wanted a long banner with a text stretching on 3 A4-pages, you just chose something like "long banner", chose desired size, put text and let the wizard guide you.
I remember myself creating cards for my mother and grandmother, banners and posters for school, but I don't remember the program's name. I believe it was something like just plain "Artist", but I'm not sure.
I tried to find this app many times -- always failed: "Artist" is too common name, I think so.
Does anyone know the application I'm thinking about?