When you open Word you might find the following start screen annoying...

Word Tips

Word Start Screen

To stop the Start Screen from loading every time you open Word do this...

1. Click the Word File Tab tab to get to the backstage view

2. Click the Word Options link at the bottom left

3. With General selected on the left look at the bottom of the General options

4. Remove the tick against Show the Start screen when this application starts

5. Click the OK button at the foot

Now close Word and then start it up again - Hey Presto! - no Start Screen