Hide the Excel workbook gallery

  1. On the Excel menu, click Preferences.

  2. Under Authoring, click General  General Preferences button .

  3. Clear the Open Excel Workbook Gallery when application opens check box.

    The next time that you open Excel, it opens a blank workbook.

Tip: To view the Excel Workbook Gallery at any time, on the File menu, click New from Template.

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