Is there a URL to open a new Microsoft Word 365 document?

Currently I have to open Microsoft Word 365


and then click on "New Blank Document"

but I'd like to have a link that creates a new blank document straight away.

  • I am on offline word so I would not know online word functioning. But offline word (2016, 2019) has a Menu - File - Options - General - Start-up option "Show Start screen when this application starts" if you untick this, start screen doesn't appear and a blank document opens directly. Find whether online 365 has some option like that.
    – VSRawat
    Feb 5, 2019 at 21:40
  • I am looking for the same thing. Did you ever find a solution? Google Docs does this automatically and I can setup shortcuts in Linux to open direct to a new word doc. Oct 15, 2022 at 17:25

1 Answer 1


I think this is the URL that I was looking for https://www.office.com/launch/word?ui=en-US&rs=GB&auth=2

  • It still doesn't do exactly what I want (create a new Word document) but it loads much faster than the generic Office 365 page.
    – EdenUK
    Mar 5, 2019 at 10:39
  • This is identical to what you wrote in your question???
    – user55949
    Apr 4, 2019 at 11:11

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