One thing I really detest about Office 2013 is that you have to always be clicking and mousing to get where and what you want. As you know, I love having my licensed copy of Word streamlined and customized so that I can save as much time as I possibly can while working with it.
Just about all of the Office 2013 applications show Start screens with a list of your recently opened documents and loads of templates. Outlook is the only exception that I am aware of. It really bothers me that I have to go through all of that just to get a lousy blank document when I launch Word! What were they thinking of at Microsoft when they did this??
Follow the steps below to make that Start Screen go away:
- Click on File | Options.
- On the left-hand side, select General.
- At the bottom deselect the box marked Show the Start Screen when this application starts.
Now, when you start Word you will be please to see nothing but a blank document!
This will work for you regardless of which application you are using except for Outlook.