Learn how to remove the Start Screen in Word 2013

Do you hate the Start Screen in Word 2013? Many users find it cumbersome because it forces you to make a choice before continuing that many of us don’t want to have to make. Luckily it is easy to get rid of it.

If you just want to by pass it once, press Esc or Enter to open a new blank document.

However you might want to go further and axe it permanently. To do this, launch Word and choose File > Options. In the screen there, the last option is to Show the start screen – disable the checkbox and click Ok. The start screen will be gone and, if you miss it, you can always reinstate it!

Helen Bradley