Word 2013 by default displays the start screen during the launch. But if you find this feature not useful and want to always open blank document when launching the application then you can use the settings available part Word 2013 options.

Word 2013 template

Step 1: Launch Word 2013 and click the File menu.

Step 2: From the left hand sidebar, select Options from the list.

Word 2013 options

Step 3: In the Word Options window, navigate to Startup Options under the General tab.

Word 2013 startup options

Step 4: Unmark the check box with label as Show the Start screen when this application starts. Then click OK button to confirm and save the changes.

Now when ever you launch Word 2013 it will open a blank document.

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  1. What a godsend. I’ve been searching for a way to do this. Annoyed the heck out of me that Word always opened to these ridiculous templates I wouldn’t use in a million years. Does Microsoft not realize that the vast majority of customers use Word for — duh — word processing? Thank you.

  2. Whenever I open a blank document, a table appears. When I start typing and hit enter another table (box) appears. Does anyone know how to get rid of the table?

  3. I have been looking for this default change since I updated from 2010 to 2013 two weeks ago. Thank you

  4. Awesome, thank you! Why can’t Microsoft quit adding all this junk and make it “add on” to those that want it instead of making people have to make so many adjustments just to use the program as they were used to.

  5. Ravi after spending at least a hour with a Microsoft techy who said there was no way to do your fix I can not tell you how delighted I am with your two minute fix. Thanks a million, I’m sorry we can’t lift a glass of King Fisher, you’ve made a silk purse out of a pigs ear!

  6. Thanks a lot.
    MS always comes up with some crap in every new version. that users will keep running around to find options.
    I hate MS for this

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