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It's 2021. Why is there still a Document Option for "Curve Resolution"?

From the Help pages:


The higher the number, the finer the resolution of these curves will be—but (as indicated in the wording of the dialog box) the longer it’ll take the program to draw them on the screen. For that reason, you may want to leave the Curve Resolution on Low while you’re preparing your piece, and then change it to High just before you print on a non-PostScript printer. If you have a PostScript laser printer, these settings have no effect on your printouts.

This was written over 30 years ago. I don't see any other application with a similar setting (unless it's something like "Use Hardware Graphics Acceleration"). 

Computers today are insanely fast, with separate GPUs, compared to those 10, 20 or even 30 years ago. Any computer capable of running Finale 27 is surely not going to struggle to draw some black lines, is it? Anyone have a printer where this is still relevant?

Even if there were some arcane reason for keeping the option: why is the default still "Medium"? 

Along with things like "Redraw Screen", it's not clear whether these relics from another era are still here because they've been forgotten, or because no one's realised it's not the 1990s anymore.

I notice we've lost "Compile PostScript Listing", so that's progress of a sort. Deleted code is time to spend on something else.

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If they took it out, it would (no doubt) break something else.

 

On the other hand, I use Redraw Screen regularly, when other operations leave screen artifacts.

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Do you have any other applications that leave screen artefacts, in need of a Screen Redraw command?

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"If they took it out, it would (no doubt) break something else."

There's the old story of British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury, saying to Queen Victoria: "What do you want to change things for? Things are bad enough as they are!"

If that's the prevailing attitude, then I really fear for any progress at all.

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No, I don’t. But if Finale can’t fix it, I’m glad they left a way to get around it.

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