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TamLin
post Jul 10 2002, 01:12 AM
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Is there a way of switching off the Office 97 splash screen? This may seem like an odd request, but there is a reason for it. We are currently testing running various applications on Citrix, and loading the splash screen in Word, Excel and Outlook is causing a major delay when the application starts up. I've been told it can be done in Office 2000 and Office XP, but we're currently all on 97.
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Janene_P
post Jul 19 2002, 08:00 AM
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In the event you have not found the answer to your question - try this.
pen notepad
Open the file "msdos.sys" - this should be in C:\Backup
Find Logo and change it to Logo = 0
Find Bootdelay and change to Bootdelay = 0
Hope this helps!
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Scomac
post Jul 22 2002, 07:43 AM
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cool does that work for earlier version and is it a safe procedure before i start jumping in.
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TamLin
post Jul 22 2002, 12:31 PM
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I found MSDOS.SYS (it was in C:\) but it's completely blank when opened in Notepad. Call me chicken, but I'm a bit wary of adding text to hidden system files - are you certain this procedure actually works?
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Janene_P
post Jul 24 2002, 07:46 AM
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Try Microsoft Knowledge Base Article ID # Q118579 - you can see there that it IS definitely safe to write here.
Below is an example of how this page should read:
[options]
BootDelay=0; sets number of seconds before the "Starting Windows" message
Logo=0; set to 0 to prevent animated logo from appearing
This "should" work in all versions of windows (so I'm told) - however, I operate on ME (2000) at home and XP (2002) at work - works in both
If you do try this - let me know if it works in 97.
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TamLin
post Jul 24 2002, 08:18 AM
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Ah! I think we’ve got our wires crossed here. What I want to kill is not the Windows splash screen, but the Office 97 splash screen – you know, the one that says “Microsoft Word 97” when you open Word and “Microsoft Excel 97” when you open Excel and so on. The OS we’re using is Windows NT4.
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Janene_P
post Jul 24 2002, 01:34 PM
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For Excel:
ight click on the shortcut icon for excel (likely on your desktop)
choose properties
choose the shortcut tab
in the "Target" box - go to the end of the path, space once and type /e
This will shut off the splash screen in excel
almost all programs in 97 have some simalar text to add onto the target (i.e. /e, /q, /0) to stop the splash screen; however, word does not (or not that I am aware of) and because I do not want to mislead you, I won't make an attempt of guessing. I do know that with Word, the script that needs to be written to turn the splash screen off is as follows:
set objWord=createobject("Word.Application")
objWord.Documents.Add
objWord.Visible=True
objWord.Activate
objWord.WindowState=1
Problem is - I'm not certain where to write it.
I have a few resources I can check - I'll let you know if I find the answer.
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TamLin
post Jul 24 2002, 04:59 PM
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I tried out the Excel one, and it works a treat! Maybe it's just a case of trial-and-error with the other applications. Thanks so much! I really appreciate this.
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