Always using a blank document in Office? Here’s how to skip Start screen.

You can configure your Office apps to start on a new blank documents skip the start screen, and in this guide, we’ll show how to do it.

If you use any of the Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), you probably noticed that every time you launch an app, you’re presented with the Start screen. Although this is a quite useful experience as it allows you to create a new document using a template, it’s an extra step when you usually want to start with a blank document.

Luckily, if you use the apps with an Office 365 subscription or the standalone version, such as Office 2019 or Office 2016, you can adjust the settings to start the apps always using a blank template.

In this Windows 10 guide, we’ll walk you through the easy steps to configure Office to disable the Start screen making it possible to always start apps on a black document.

How to always start Office apps on a blank document

If you want to skip the start screen every time you launch Word, Excel, or PowerPoint to open a blank document directly, then use these steps:

  1. Open an Office document. For example, Word.
  2. Create a new blank document.
  3. Click on File.
  4. Click on Options.

  5. Click on General.
  6. Under the “Start up options” section, clear the following options:

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