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Product Description

The OverView Font and Image Editor provides a set of powerful graphical tools for creating and editing fonts and image resources that are fully compatible with the IBM Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) standard.

  • Many times faster than comparable IBM host-based editing tools
  • Reduce application maintenance time and cost
  • Direct editing of AFP resource files without additional maintenance overhead
  • Products can be used for any platform supporting AFP such as VM, VSE, z/OS, AIX, AS400/iSeries and Windows
  • Full AFPDS data structure support, including unbounded font formats
  • Conversion to and from PC image formats included
  • Supports 240/300/600 dpi fonts and images
  • Optional font conversion support for Adobe and TrueType fonts

All OverView products support languages like Arabic, Hebrew, Bahasa, Thai and also DBCS fonts for Japanese, Korean and Chinese.


Font Editor Functions

  • Load and edit or create AFPDS coded fonts, code pages and character sets
  • Edit character bitmap patterns
  • Cut, copy, paste, merge and delete functions for the character bitmap via the clipboard
  • Copy bitmaps from applications
  • Shade and invert character sets
  • Convert character sets to/from fixed pitch to proportional spacing
  • Cut, copy, paste, merge and delete groups of characters in character sets
  • Drag and drop code page editing
  • Convert bounded and unbounded font formats
  • Convert images to bounded or unbounded font format character set
  • DBCS font support for languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Image Editor Functions

  • Supports various image formats: AFP-formats, BMP, GIF, ICO, JPG, PNG, PTR and TIFF
  • Dither/convert PC image formats to AFP images
  • Load TIFF black and white images from PC applications
  • Load and save AFP PSEG and IOCA formats in 240/300/600 dpi
  • Pixel-precise editing of images with display zoom from 10% to 800%
  • Rescale and resize images
  • Cut, clip and crop functions
  • Invert and shade images
  • Line-drawing onto images
  • Flip and mirror images
  • Darken images
  • Rotate images in 1 degree increments
  • Spray-shade in various brush widths
  • Edit PELs with various pen widths
  • Add text onto images


  • IBM PSF 1.3 or 2.0 or higher
  • IOn z/OS an IND$FILE compatible file-transfer or TCP/IP
  • IAn AFP compatible print service like Papyrus Server or InfoPrint Manager
  • ICreated resources can be used on all supported platforms such as AIX, AS400/iSeries and Windows
  • ISIS Papyrus does not supply any AFP fonts with the products. These fonts are copyright protected property of their respective owners


The optional Papyrus FontConverter provides the capability to convert all re-sizable Adobe Type1 fonts, TrueType fonts and OpenType fonts into AFP raster fonts with different resolutions (240/300/600 dpi) or AFP outline fonts. System raster fonts can be converted into AFP raster fonts.

Papyrus FontConverter supports the following file formats:

  • .FON for raster fonts
  • .PFB for Adobe Type1 fonts and Adobe Type1 Master fonts
  • .TTF for TrueType fonts
  • .TTC for TrueType font collections
  • .OTF for Open Type fonts