1. Set resolution to native 2880x1440 (I use SetRes.app, a simple apple script application) 2. Open Word. 3. Set Word's zoom function to 200%. 4. Enjoy perfect retina text. This should work on any word processor with a Zoom function. Yes, the UI is tiny, and if you are switching between apps frequently, it is annoying (although this can be partially remedied in apps with proper zoom features, like Preview/Acrobat and Safari). But, if your need is primarily to sit at your computer at craft written prose, this gets the job done. If I'm doing something that does require jumping around a lot, I just pop back to a more reasonable resolution for that time. And to all the haters who are gearing up to comment "U r idiot if u buy $3k laptop to use text, this is pro machine douche!!!!!!!" you are entitled to your ignorance, but I stare at text on a monitor for 8+ hours a day, this screen benefits me more than any computer tech advance since wi-fi. I honestly think Apple is missing a marketing opportunity not pushing this more to those who write for a living.