Remove the Start Screen in Office 2013

As a default, when you open an Office 2013 program, you are shown a 'Start Screen' that includes recent documents and online templates. 

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You can set your Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.) to instead start on a new blank document with this simple fix.

Click on File

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Click on Options

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Untick the box for "Show the Start screen…" and click "OK"

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The next time you open your Office application, you will be automatically presented with a new blank document

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If you've made this change and decide that you do need to use a template, simply click "File" and "New" and you will have access to the Online Microsoft Templates. 

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