Excel – How to have Office 2013+ Applications Open to Blank (Workbook, Document, etc) automatically

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Every time I launch microsoft excel 2013 (2016) (or Word, etc) it gives me a screen where I need to select which template I want to open –

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How do I avoid this selection screen, like in other versions of Office?

Best Answer

  • This is called the Start Screen. To disable it, select your blank workbook (or whatever template you want) and go to

    File - Options - General and uncheck the "Show the Startscreen when this application starts":

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