Word 2013 easy customisations

 Dec 16, 2015

Word-2013-easy-customisations Word 2013 comes with many pre-decided features, however, customising them is not as hard as you might think!

Remove the Start screen

When launched, the Office 2013 apps show a default dynamic Start screen. If you want a blank new document instead, select File and Options, then untick the Start screen option on the General tab.

How to Bypass the Backstage View in Office 2013

When you save a new document in Office 2013, the Backstage view displays, providing options to either save the document to SkyDrive or to your computer. If you don’t use SkyDrive, you can bypass this screen and always save to your computer.

Word 2013, Excel 2013, and PowerPoint 2013 can all be configured to directly open the Save As dialog box when selecting either Save or Save As to save a new file, thus, skipping the Backstage view (pictured above).

  1. To disable this setting, click the FILE
  2. Click Options in the menu list on the left.
  3. In the Options dialog box, in the list of options on the left. click Save.

Under the Save Documents section, select the Don’t show the Backstage when opening or saving files check box so there is a check mark in the box. Click OK to accept the change.

Now, when you select Save or Save As in a new document (or press Ctrl + S), this bypasses the Backstage view. Displaying the Save as dialog box immediately.

NOTE: Even though the option says “when opening or saving files,” this doesn't seem to turn the Backstage view off when opening files. when opening files, press Ctrl + O or add Open to the Quick Access Toolbar. To easily skip the Backstage view This will directly access the Open dialog box.

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Alice Antonsen  

Alice is one of New Horizons’ most experienced Desktop Applications trainers. She is qualified with a Diploma of Business (Computing) and a Diploma of Information Technology. Since joining New Horizons in 2006, Alice has achieved the prestigious status of a certified Microsoft Office Master and for the past 4 years, has been placed in the Top 25 Desktop Applications trainers for New Horizons Worldwide. Throughout her career, she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing training to individuals and groups of varying skill levels. Alice delivers each training session with great care and consideration ensuring each one is tailored to the learning needs of her students.

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