Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Updated for MacBook Pro Retina Display

Microsoft today announced the release of Office for Mac 2011 version 14.2.4, which brings support for the Retina display on the new MacBook Pro released in June.

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!

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Beyond Retina display support, the update also brings a number of other enhancements for Outlook, including calendar event reminders, Mountain Lion compatibility for signatures, and fixes for several other issues.

Top Rated Comments

chirpie Avatar
118 months ago
I gotta hand it to Microsoft. Between genuinely coming up with a new/different OS experience in Windows 8 (Not an endorsement outright), and quick updates like this, they're at least trying again.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
daneoni Avatar
118 months ago
So many updates.
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pgiguere1 Avatar
118 months ago
I'm pretty sure Microsoft said they had no plans to upgrade Office for Retina support like 1 month ago.
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sniderbr Avatar
118 months ago
If you've installed the 14.2.4 update and still don't see retina graphics, it's because OS X is caching Office's .plist files. You can either copy/paste the Word, Excel, PowerPoint .app files and delete the originals, "touch" the .app files in Terminal, or try logging out and then back in to get OS X to reload the .plist files again.

It's similar to the method used to force the high resolution mode on Chrome, Eclipse, etc, when the MBPr first came out, and some apps didn't have the NSHighResolutionCapable key in the .plist yet.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tanousjm Avatar
118 months ago
Update appears to be broken

Installed and verified that I'm now running 14.2.4. I took a screenshot before and after the update. There's no change. Something must be broken in the update.


Left is pre-update. Right is post-update.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Summez Avatar
118 months ago
So many updates all at once!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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