mikehalloran wrote:...might strike some as naive. It strikes me as ridiculous.
Although other music editors might not let you save backwards many other programs do. For example, current versions of Microsoft Office (e.g. Office 2007-2010 which default to .docx, xlsx, etc) can be set to save in the older Windows 97-2003 version (e.g. .doc, .xls, etc). In software where older legacy versions are still in common use the ability to save backwards allows you to remain compatible with others while still using the newer s/w. Given the problems with Encore 5 and/or the cost of upgrading from 4.5 to 5 which might put off some, the ability to "Save As Encore 4.5" might be a very useful thing.