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Splash screen


Splash screen


Does anyone know of a way to suppress the Arbortext Editor splash screen? Or alternatively, replace it?


Hi David--

It's pretty hard to do this, because the splash screen is baked right
into the editor executable file. So you can't just swap out a .gif file
and get your own splash screen. And I couldn't find any startup command
parameters that would suppress the splash screen.

One thing I found that seems to work is to launch it as an ActiveX
object. If you create a file called startepic.js, containing the
following code:

var epic = new ActiveXObject("Epic.Application");

epic.Acl.execute("edit " + WScript.Arguments.item(0) + ");

you should be able to launch Arbortext without a splash screen by

startepic.js "C:\my\file\path\doc.xml"

This depends on having the Windows Scripting Host enabled on your
system. You'll have to decide if this is more trouble than it's worth.


Clay Helberg

Senior Consultant


1380 Forest Park Circle, Suite 100

Lafayette, CO 80027

You mentioned about changing the splash screen image. You could use a "Resource Editor" (eg.


Actually, I was able to find the splash screen by opening the executable in MS Visual Studio. But I would definitely not want to recommend to anyone that they try to hack the exe binary just to tweak a splash screen. I'm pretty sure that would void your warranty, at the very least, and might well break the executable.


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