The MacBook Pro with retina display was released at this year’s WWDC event and since then many Mac applications have been greeted with updates for the new display, which has an astoundingly high amount of pixels-per-inch (PPI) – 220 to be exact. With that kind of resolution, the human retina cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance.
Of all these applications being updated, one very important suite of software for school students and businesses – Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac – probably won’t be seeing an update for the new retina display. The comment comes from Microsoft themselves, as they explain to a person complaining about the screen quality coming off as "very fuzzy" in the suite of applications on the retina display of the new MacBook Pro:
Originally Posted by Microsoft
Interestingly, Microsoft Outlook from the Office 2011 suite supports the retina display, so it’s actually very odd that the rest of the applications do not follow suit. Outlook is only an e-mail client, so for most people using the suite, users are going to prefer having retina display support for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint since these are the most popular tools from the suite.
In case you were interested, Apple’s competing suite known as iWork for the Mac supports the retina display on all new MacBooks.