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Disable Start Screen in Word 2013

Posted by Satya Prakash Articles | Office 2013 November 14, 2012
This article describes how to disable the start screen in Word 2013.
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Disable Start Screen

In the earlier versions of Office, programs always start with a blank page. But in Office 2013 the suite loads from a Start screen. Several users do not like this feature; they want to open directly to a blank document.

In this article I am going to describe how to disable the start screen and open a blank document directly in Word 2013.

Note: When you open Word 2013 it opens with the start screen like:


Start-screen-in-word2013.jpg

Now if you want to open a blank Word document directly then do the following to disable the start screen in Word 2013.

Step 1

Click over the File button to open the Backstage view.

File-tab-in-word2013.jpg

Step 2

Click the Option button, in the Backstage view.


option-button-in-word2013.jpg

Step 3

The Word options window will be open. Choose the General section if it is not selected by default.


Word-option-window-in-word2013.jpg

Step 4

In the right side of the Word options window, find and uncheck the Show the Start screen when this application starts option.

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Step 5

Finally click the Ok button in the Word options window to save the setting.

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Note: The above procedure can also disable the start screen of Excel 2013 and PowerPoint 2013.

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