When you launch an Office 2013 application to create a new document, your greeted with a Start screen that shows a variety of templates. This can be annoying if you just want to get in and start a new blank document quickly.
Disable Office 2013 Startup Screen
To disable the Start screen in an Office 2013 program, open a new document, then go to File >> Options.
Select General and under Start Up Options, uncheck “Show the Start screen when this application starts” then click OK. The next time you launch the program it will display a blank document.