Fire up LibreOffice4.0 and it works for you, doing classical word-processing. There’s no need to fight with it to do what you want. Compare that with M$’s office suite of late…
“I’ve had trouble getting the setting to work. In theory at least, you can click on File, Options, Save, and under Save Presentations check the box marked Don’t Show the Backstage When Opening or Saving Files. Restart all of your Office apps. Does it work for you?
see 12 enraging Office 2013 flaws — and how to fix them – Network World.
Please, give Free Software a trial. You owe it to yourself to enjoy a cooperative product of the world designed to work for you and not against you. You can also get a complete operating system and utilities at Debian. Compare M$’s greed with the policy at Debian:
“We will be guided by the needs of our users and the free software community. We will place their interests first in our priorities. We will support the needs of our users for operation in many different kinds of computing environments.” Refreshing.