Microsoft has made several changes to its new Office suite, Office 2013 to make it more productive and easy to use. For example, unlike previous versions, when you start an Office 2013 application, it displays a new Start Screen (splash screen) with several useful options. From this start screen you can view all the recently closed documents, find a best templates for your document, and more.
The new Microsoft Office 2013 Start screen is a very useful feature for users who wish to access their recently closed document file quickly, and want to create a document using a new available template. However, like me, some users may not like this start screen; instead, they want to access their Office app window straightly. Here is how to turn off and on Office 2013 new Start Screen.
To turn off or on the Microsoft Office 2013 Start screen, just follow as described below. It is quite simple!
Start any of the Office 2013 application (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc) that you want to turn off the Start screen, for example, Word 2013.
Now, click on the blank document template to open the editing window. Then click on the “File” button then choose “Options” from the left pane.
In Options window, under General tab, uncheck the checkbox against “Show the Start screen when this application starts”. Click on OK to save the settings. That’s all.
To turn on the splash screen, just check the checkbox against “Show the Start screen when this application starts”. Click on OK to save the settings.