Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Office 2013 Tip

by Linda Pearson, President of Summit Training

Tip for Excel, Word and PowerPoint 2013


Every time I open Excel, Word, or PowerPoint the Start Window displays. From the Start Window I must choose a template to open. There are multiple templates to choose from including an empty worksheet for Excel, a blank document for Word, an empty presentation for PowerPoint.


I want to bypass the Start Window and go directly into the application.


  1. Open Excel, Word, or PowerPoint and get to a blank document. 
  2. Click on the File tab.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Options.
  4. By default the General option is selected.
  5. At the bottom of the General window, within Start up options, remove the check from Show the Start screen when this application Starts.
  6. Click on OK
Image indicates selection to make in order to show or bypass the Start screen when the application starts.