With the out-of-the-box trial version of Word that came on my laptop, I’ve been frustrated that every time I wanted to start a new document, it would open up in a separate window. I like how my older XP-friendly version would open right in front of the already open document. If you’re struggling with this same issue and don’t know how to fix it – here you go:
In Word go to:
Word Options> Advanced> Display> Show all windows in the Taskbar (untick this checkbox)
Voila!! Your documents will now layer on top of each other. Of coarse, if you’re trying to do the opposite of what I favor, you would instead tick off the checkbox.