How to Stop Showing the Start Screen in Word 2013

Microsoft Word 2013 is capable of creating a considerable number of different document types, and Microsoft has included a new menu that opens with Word that allows you to select your document type. But if you have been using Word for a long time, or if you only ever need to create traditional blank documents, then this may be an annoyance. Fortunately you can customize the options in Word 2013 so that this start screen does not display when you start the program, but rather opens directly to a new, blank document.


Have Word 2013 Open to a Document Instead of the Menu

Note that you will still be given the option to choose from the available document types if you create a new document while Word is already open. So if you actually do need to create a flyer or an invitation, then you can still create that type of document.


Step 1: Launch Word 2013, then select a document type.


Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.

click the file tab



Step 3: Click Options at the bottom of the column on the left side of the window.

click options at the bottom of the left column



Step 4: Click the General option at the top of the column on the left side of the window.

click the general option at the top of the left column



Step 5: Click the box to the left of Show the Start screen when this application starts to remove the check mark, then click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

stop showing the start screen when you launch Word 2013



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If you don’t like Word 2013’s default font, you can learn how to change it here. newsletter

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