Show custom templates tab by default in Word on the Office Start screen and in File | New

This policy setting controls whether custom templates (when they exist) show as the default tab in Word on the Office Start screen and in File | New.

If you enable this policy setting, users will the see custom templates tab as the default tab in Word on the Office Start screen and in File | New when templates exist (this can include Custom XML programmed templates, templates in the Workgroup templates path, templates in the Personal templates path, or SharePoint templates).

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users will see the Featured templates tab as the default tab in Word on the Office Start screen and in File | New, unless all Office-provided templates have been disabled.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\word\options
Value Nameofficestartdefaulttab
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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