Does MS Office 2011 (Word) support retina display on 13" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by max90034, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. max90034 macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    I stopped at the local apple store today to take a look at 13" rMBP. It looks nice however when I open MSWord 2011, the fonts looked as bad (fussy, etc) as few months ago when I checked 15" rMBP. I spoke with somebody there and was told that MSWord has no support for retina (yet).

    Then I did some google search and found that Sept 19 Microsoft released a patch for Office 2011 (14.2.4) that supports retina. I guess either this patch was not installed on the mac in store or it does not work for 13" retina.

    Can somebody with rMBP 13" and Office 2011 confirm if this patch fixed fonts problem with Word and the fonts are not fuzzy anymore but look as good as in Pages and other apps supporting retina display? thanks.
  2. whiteonline macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2011
    California, USA
    yes, it now supports retina screens and is not fuzzy.
  3. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Absolutely correct. Obviously needs the latest patch. Not unusual for Microsoft.

    I will say that Outlook 2011 is alright, but certainly not the mature product that the Windows version is.
  4. max90034 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    Great. Thanks for response. I just placed an order for 13" rMBP.

    I am not using Outlook but Word and PowerPoint are my main tools so fixing them was critical for me.
  5. pshifrin macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2010
    It absolutely supports it with the latest updates applied. The disk images they have on the store demo units simply don't have the latest updates installed yet.

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