If you would rather not have to see the OpenOffice.org splash screen each and every time you run the application,and would like to speed up the startup just a bit, then follow these steps to get around it:
1. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the installation directory for OpenOffice (for example C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.1).
2. Open the program directory.
3. Locate soffice.ini and open it in Notepad.
4. Beneath [Bootstrap], change the value for Logo = from 1 to 0.
5. Save soffice.ini.
6. Close Notepad.
7. Restart OpenOffice.org.