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Force Word and other apps to use retina display for text Apps
I found this hint on Reddit. This might interest anyone using a Retina MacBook Pro.

What you need to do is add a key to Word's Info.plist file. After you've made a backup of Word, right-click on its icon and choose Show Package Contents. Open Info.plist with a text editor, and add the following to the end of the file, just before the ≪/dict> line:
<Key>NSHighResolutionCapable</key>
<String>True</string>
Save the file. When you launch Word, OS X will attempt to run the app at Retina resolution, but since it won't find any Retina graphics only Retina fonts will be substituted.

Getting this to work is a bit tricky, and causes some glitches (at least in Word), but it's worth checking out. I think it's interesting that a plist entry in the Info.plist tells the OS whether an app supports Retina or not.

See the original post on Reddit: Force Word to use Retina Display for Text! This might also work on other programs. Click through from there to see a page with screen shots explaining the entire procedure.
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Force Word and other apps to use retina display for text
Authored by: BiL Castine on Sep 04, '12 07:56:22AM

Sadly this didn't work for Adobe Acrobat Pro X (10.1.4).



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Force Word and other apps to use retina display for text
Authored by: HappyPig on Sep 04, '12 07:58:50AM

I found this comment in the Reddit thread to work better:

]naosedna[S] 1 point 5 days ago
Update to this: Use Retinizer instead (http://retinizer.mikelpr.com/). It does all of this automatically and fixes the graphics glitches.



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Force Word and other apps to use retina display for text
Authored by: andesco on Sep 05, '12 07:44:11PM

Use “Retinizer” app instead: http://retinizer.mikelpr.com

I’ll second the use of Retinizer app over this .plist hack. The app is able to add retina-display support to apps through individual user settings, without hacking the app’s themselves, and without any complicated steps or app glitches.



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Force Word and other apps to use retina display for text
Authored by: prachigauriar on Sep 04, '12 08:33:52AM

All those left chevrons («) should be left angle brackets (<).



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Force Word and other apps to use retina display for text
Authored by: kirkmc on Sep 04, '12 10:40:08AM

I fixed it. But that's interesting; a Lt is a chevron, and a lt is an angle bracket. I always thought that caps didn't matter in HTML. (I don't know how it got capped, btw.)

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