updated 01:05 pm EDT, Wed August 15, 2012
Outlook only Office app currently using Retina graphics
Microsoft currently has no plans to update the entire Office 2011 for Mac suite to support Retina graphics, according to an official comment on the company's Office for Mac blog. While the software does support OS X Mountain Lion, and functions on Retina MacBook Pros, only Outlook currently has Retina-resolution graphics. Users have complained that Word, Excel, and PowerPoint can look "blurry" or "very fuzzy" on Retina systems.
"The remaining apps will have the same viewing quality as on any non-Retina device," Microsoft insists. "Unfortunately at this time, we cannot comment on any future updates regarding supporting Retina on Word, Excel or PowerPoint."
Microsoft has yet to add any recent OS X features to Office, including even Versions and Auto Save, which were first introduced with Lion. It's also unclear when the company will put out Mac software to match the upcoming Office 2013 for Windows. However, Jevon Sark -- Microsoft's senior marketing manager for Office for Mac-- does comment that "Historically, Office for Mac is updated several months following the release of a new Office on Windows."