When you want to get down to some work, the last thing you need is something holding you back, and when you’re in a rush, even the smallest things can seem like huge obstacles. When you launch Word 2013, you’ve probably noticed that you’re greeted by a list of templates to choose from. If you’d prefer to start with a blank document every time instead, here’s how to do so.
Launch Word and select Options from the File menu. Make sure that you are on the General tab and then look in the Start up options section.
Untick the checkbox labelled Show the Start screen when this application starts.
Click OK, and you’ll no longer be pestered by the Start screen.
If you do need to access a template at some point in the future, you can do so by click the File name and selecting New.