If you use Microsoft Word for your word processing, each time you open it you may be presented with a ‘splash screen’ or opening screen with template choices.

To avoid that screen and go straight to a blank A4 page, just carry out the following simple steps.

  1. Open Word
  2. Click the File menu (top left)
  3. Click Options (Or Word Options in some versions)

Notice the bottom box on the main screen, here you can untick the box to avoid the Start screen.

  1. Click OK to complete the process and when you restart Word the start up screen will not appear.

As an additional tip from this same screen you can choose the general colour theme for Word.

So for example in older versions of Word you can choose from White, Light Grey and Dark Grey, which depends on your screen brightness.






I find the dark Grey quite good. In more recent versions you can chose one called Colourful, which is a blue theme.


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