Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Stories September 19, 2012

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 updated with support for Retina MacBook Pros

Following a ton of complaints from new Retina MacBook Pro users about the Microsoft Office 2011 experience in August, Microsoft finally updated the app to version 14.2.4 today to bring support for Retina displays and a number of other fixes.

We’re happy to announce that Office for Mac 2011 (version 14.2.4) now supports Retina display for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Text everywhere is incredibly crisp and all key areas of the interface are now sharper than ever. We hope you enjoy this fantastic software experience!…As long as you have Microsoft AutoUpdate set to check for software updates automatically, you’ll be notified when this update is available.

(via MacRumors)

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Stories August 15, 2012

Microsoft: No immediate plans to fix Retina support issues in Office 2011

When Microsoft updated Office 2011 for Mac for Mountain Lion late last month, Retina display users quickly noticed Outlook was the only app to receive updated Retina graphics. One user described the remaining Office apps as “very blurry and tough on the eyes” on the new Retina MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, it does not look like Microsoft plans a fix anytime soon. A response from the Office for Mac Team explained Word, Excel, and PowerPoint would continue to run in the same resolution as on non-Retina Macs:

Outlook for Mac 2011 already supports Retina Display and the remaining apps will have the same viewing quality as on any non-Retina device. Unfortunately at this time, we cannot comment on any future updates regarding supporting Retina on Word, Excel or PowerPoint… Hope that helps!

(via MacWorld)

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