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Remove "Getting Started" pane in Excel 2003.
Article published on March, 2005.

Take a look at this picture:

Red marked area is "Getting Started" pane that appears every time you start Microsoft Excel 2003 without opening a document. This pane contains options such as "Connect to Microsoft Office Online", "Get the latest news about using Excel" and other useless junk. A lot of users find this feature annoying. To eliminate this pane, follow this little guide:

1. Select Tools -> Options:

2. Enter "View" section. Uncheck "Startup Task Pane" like in this picture:

3. Click OK. Done.

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