Make Office 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) load faster

Last Modified: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:42:11 +0000 ; Created: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:42:11 +0000

I found that if you disable the "Startup Screen" for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. in Office 2013 it goes from taking 5+ seconds to load to only a second. You must do the following for each one:
  1. Launch the Office application
  2. File tab
  3. Options
  4. In the General section
  5. Start up options pane
  6. Uncheck "Show the Start screen when this application starts"
  7. OK button
  8. Repeat for any other Office applications