#Microsoft365 – The templates in #MSOffice are pretty awesome, but if you create a lot of new documents, and only use the blank template – it’s painful to first go through picking the blank template you’d like to use. Let me show you how to change that.

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index

Change the default open behaviour:

When opening Word, Excel etc., this is normally the screen you are greeted with. It’s quite cool as it exposes people to the various templates available, but if you are familiar with these, and you just click on blank document – then it wastes time.


To change this to always open the blank template as default, do the following:
1. Open application (Word, Excel etc.)
2. Click on File top left
3. Click on Options (1)
4. Under the General Tab (2), untick the “Show Start Screen when this Application Starts”(2)


You can always change this back by ticking the box again.

And yes. That’s all there is to it!!


Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.