Archive for September 19, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Microsoft Office 2011 Retina Support

After setting low expectations by implying that only Outlook 2011 would support Retina displays, Microsoft released an Office 14.2.4 update that also adds Retina support to Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Some of the art hasn’t been updated yet, but the text looks very crisp.

Through some sort of updater glitch, the modification dates for my copies of the applications were stale. This caused Launch Services to think that they could only run in low-resolution mode. Retina support was enabled after I updated the modification dates with this Terminal command:

sudo touch /Applications/Microsoft\ Office\ 2011/*.app

(Thanks to Erik Schwiebert.)