If you have a Retina MacBook Pro, and have updated Office to 14.2.4, yet the Office apps still look like they are running in low resolution mode, do a File->Get Info on any of the Office apps. If the option for “Open in Low Resolution” is checked and grayed out, quit all Office apps, then execute the following four commands in the Terminal:

  • sudo touch /Applications/Microsoft\ Office\ 2011/Microsoft\ Excel.app
  • sudo touch /Applications/Microsoft\ Office\ 2011/Microsoft\ Word.app
  • sudo touch /Applications/Microsoft\ Office\ 2011/Microsoft\ PowerPoint.app
  • sudo touch /Applications/Microsoft\ Office\ 2011/Microsoft\ Outlook.app