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.
Tip: If you don’t want to change this setting, you can use your keyboard to get to a blank document faster too. For example, if you open Word 2013, when you see the Splash Screen, hit Enter twice. This closes the splash screen and select the blank document template.