If you’ve been using Excel 2013, you might enjoy seeing the collection of templates when you open Excel.
There is a blank template at the top left, and you can even take a tour of Excel.
There is a wide assortment of templates to choose from – everything from a balance sheet to a vacation checklist.
Turn Off the Start Screen
It was interesting to see those templates the first time that I opened Excel 2013, but 100% of the time I click on the Blank Template.
Instead of having to click on it, I’d like a blank template to open automatically. That would save me thousands of clicks each month, and at 1 second per click, that’s a huge time saver! (I just made those numbers up, so the actual time savings might be lower than expected.)
Fortunately, there is a way to turn off the template selection, and get right to work.
- Open Excel, and click the Blank Template, to go to the Excel window.
- Click the File tab, and click Options, at the bottom of the list at the left.
- In the Options window, click the General category
- Scroll down to Start up Options, and remove the check mark from ‘Show the Start screen when this application starts’
- Click OK, to close the Options window.
Now get to work!