SOLVED: How to Set Word / Excel 2013 To Open Directly To A New Blank Page / Sheet

If you are annoyed by the initial page in Word / Excel / PowerPoint / Publishers 2013 that provides links to you most turn-off-office-2013-word-2013-excel2013-start-pagerecent 20 documents and displays a page of templates to work from, you will be pleased to find it is easy to fix.

If you want to Excel to launch to a new worksheet or Word or open to a blank page in Office 2013, just:

  1. Click FILE > OPTIONS
  2. Click the  GENERAL menu
  3. UN-select SHOW THE START SCREEN WHEN THIS APPLICATION STARTS

In the beta’s of Office 2013 you could set the registry entry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\General\DisableBootToOfficeStart

REG_DWORD = 1

However, in the release this Key does not exist.  I assume if you create it that it will suppress the Start Screen, but I have not tested it to validate this claim.

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    Denis February 9, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    GREAT!!!!
    You have saved my sanity

    I get so annoyed with other people making decisions for me about what is best for me

    Cheers 🙂

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