How to Disable the Office 2013 Splash Screens


In previous versions of Office we had to use command line parameters that would suppress the splash screen on launch, well it looks like Microsoft heard us and finally added an option to disable them in the Office apps. Read on to find out how.

UPDATE: This doesn’t appear to work on the final version of Office 2013.

Note: We would just like to point out that this does not speed up loading times.

Disabling the Office 2013 Splash Screens

Open your Office program of choice and click on the file menu.


You will see Options appear from the left hand side, click on it.


Once the Options dialog opens, you will need to uncheck the last option, then click ok.


That’s all there is to it.

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