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To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).
To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/245025/EN-US/ )OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)
After you apply Office 2000 Service Release 1, you can suppress the Word 2000 startup splash screen by using the "/q" switch when you start Word.
NOTE: This startup switch does NOT work in the initial release of Microsoft Word 2000 (non-SR-1 version).
To determine whether you have Microsoft Word 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1), click About Microsoft Word on the Help menu.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.
To use a command-line switch to start Word, use one of the following methods.
NOTE: If you put the switch inside the closing quotation mark of either of the following methods and then click OK, the following error message appears:
Cannot find the file 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Winword.exe /q' (or one of its components). Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available.
Method 1: Use the Run CommandTo start Microsoft Word with the "/q" command line switch from the Windows Start menu, follow these steps:
Method 2: Create a New Shortcut on the Windows DesktopTo start Microsoft Word with the "/q" command-line switch by using a new shortcut on your Windows Desktop, follow these steps:
For additional information about other command-line switches that can be used to start Word, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/210565/EN-US/ )WD2000: Word Startup (Command-Line) Switches and Their Purpose