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How to disable start screen in Excel 2013?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2014-11-05

When we launch a new Excel 2013, you will see collection of templates appeared as following screenshot shown:

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At first time, we may be interesting to see those templates, but most of us may choose to click the blank workbook to enter the Excel directly. To save our time, we want a blank workbook to open automatically instead of having to click on the blank template when we launch new Excel. In fact, there is a function for us to disable the start screen in Excel 2013.

Disable start screen in Excel 2013


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To turn off this start screen in Excel 2013, and get right to the blank workbook just as Excel 2007 / 2010, please do as follows:

1. Open the Excel 2013 and go to the Excel window.

2. Then click File > Options, in the Excel Options dialog box, click General in the left pane, scroll down to Start up options section, and remove the check mark from Show the Start screen when this application starts. See screenshot:

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3. And then click OK button to close this Excel Options dialog, and when you launch the Excel 2013 next time, this start screen will not display, you'll go straight to the edit screen.

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