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Microsoft Office 2011 Gets Retina Display Support for New MacBook Pro

by Killian Bell | September 20, 2012September 20, 2012 5:00 am PDT

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Shortly after Apple released its next-generation MacBook Pro earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it had “no plans” to bring Retina display support to Office 2011 for Mac. This led customers to believe that they would have to wait until the next Office release — coming in 2013 — to get high-resolution visuals for their new notebook.

Fortunately, it seems Microsoft was just messing with us. The company has now rolled out an update that brings Retina graphics to Office 2011 — as announced on its Office for Mac blog:

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!

If you have Office 2011 installed on your Mac, and you have Microsoft AutoUpdate enabled, you’ll automatically get a notification when the update is available to download. To check manually, open any Office 2011 application, then click the ‘Help’ button in the menu bar, now choose ‘Check for Updates’.

[Via: Cult of Mac]


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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