Mac users of Microsoft Office crave Retina support

In late July, Apple launched the Mountain Lion update for Mac OS X. On the same day, a post on Microsoft's official Office 2011 for Mac blog claimed that it was "Mountain Lion ready", adding, "We’ve been working with Apple to ensure a fantastic experience for our users."

However, not all users agree. Specifically, the people who bought the recently launched MacBook Pro with the 2800x1800 resolution Retina display. Comments made on Microsoft's blog site have complained that Office 2011 for Mac is not ready for the new MacBook Pro's high resolution display.

One commenter who owns the new MacBook Pro stated, "It’s an amazing machine, but the prospect of looking for hours each day at a grainy Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook app is not very appealing." Yet another said, " ... all word docs and Excel sheets look really bad at the moment."

A Microsoft rep for the Office Mac team posted up a response which said, "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."

While the high end MacBook Pro is currently the only device from Apple with the high resolution display, it's likely that Apple will release new versions of all of its laptops, including the MacBook Air, that will have the Retina support in the future.

Via: Computerworld
Source: Office 2011 for Mac blog

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