Opening Word 2016 (part of the Microsoft Office productivity suite) will show you the startup animation. Then, you are presented with a bunch of templates to start with. This can be handy, if you are looking for a good foundation to start a document with.
But this behaviour can also be annoying. Personally, I mostly start a blank document. So in summary: if I open Word 2016, I almost always want a new blank document to open by default. Currently, this takes me an extra click.
To make Word open a new document by default instead of the Start Screen, you should change a toggle in the settings menu. Here are the steps:
- Open Word 2016
- Go to File > Options
- In the General tab, untick Show the Start screen when this application starts
The next time you open Microsoft Office Word on your computer, you will be presented with a new document instead of that start screen that you actually never use.