Microsoft Office 2013 is a suite of desktop productivity applications that include Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook. It is the newest Office Suite from Microsoft and comes with many new features and enhancements.

With all the cool features that include, a fluid interface that shows you your most recent documents, a new way to browse with your keyboard, SkyDrive integration that allows you to save your documents and share your files easily via SkyDrive online and new social networks and connects features, there’s one feature that comes with Office 2013 suite that keeps bugging me.

Every time you open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote or Publisher you’re met with a start screen. The startup screen shows you most recent documents as well as template that you can use to create new documents. I don’t know about you, but  this is annoying and this tutorial is going to show you how to disable it in Microsoft Office Suite 2013.

While it can be disabled entirely in Office 2013 at once from the registry, the easiest way to do it is by individually opening each program and turning the feature off.

To get started, open each Office program (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote) and when prompted with the start screen, choose a Blank Document.




Next, click File from the top left corner of the program and select ‘Options’ as shown below.




Finally, on the General screen scroll down and uncheck the highlighted box to disable the Start screen when this program starts’




You must do this for each of the Office program. It can be done from the registry as well but this is the easiest way to turn this feature off.