Word Processing on rMBP??

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  1. maxorific1 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone. What would be the best retina-ready word processing app for the rMBP right now?? Or does anyone know when Pages or other word processing apps will be retina-ready?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I believe apple's Pages is retina compatible.
     
  3. MacBird, Jul 5, 2012
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    Nope, not yet. For Pages, unchecking the 'open in low resolution' check box in Get Info is supposed to help a bit.
     
  4. Vegasboricua702 macrumors member

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    I believe Open office is. I could be wrong. I downloaded it, just havent used it yet.
     
  5. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    I'm probably going to switch over to pages once its updated because I highly doubt microsoft will update office 2008 and 2011.
     
  6. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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    Sadly I think you are probably right. But I just cannot use anything other than Word, cannot stand writing with anything else.
     
  7. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    Well it's just gonna be a matter of learning something new. The great thing about pages is that it's fully Word compatible so people can read your documents in Word.
     
  8. MacBird macrumors 6502

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    Sometimes there are compatibility issues and the formatting can look different when you open a document in MS Word that was created in Pages.
     
  9. maxorific1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well hopefully apple is working round the clock on the iwork updates
     
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  12. PhaserFuzz macrumors 6502

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    TextEdit works fine for simple word processing and is "Retina-optimized".
     
  13. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    TextEdit's performance is atrocious. Throw in a simple table or two and then scroll and it'll show just how bad it is. Or just a bunch of text over a couples of pages and the same thing happens. I'm using Lion incidentally.
     
  14. bioyuki macrumors member

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    Why do you think MS won't update Office 2011?
     
  15. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    The next version of Office for Mac (2015 or whatever it ends up being) will probably be Retina compatible, but I don't think they'll go back and update 2011.
     
  16. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    I imagine there will be updates with lion with integrated iCloud support (documents in the cloud).
     
  17. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    Because MS will have open beta on the next version of Office soon.
     

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