Create the splash screen layout. Then create a script that pauses for 3 seconds and then goes to the layout you want them to go after the splash screen.
Allow User Abort [ Off ]
Pause/Resume Script [ 3 ]
Go to Layout [ "Default layout" ]
Now under File --> file options, change the default opening setting for your layout to your splash screen and choose the script that you just created.
how would i create a splash screen layout step by step if at all posible.
New Layout... You can base it on a no record table if you wish.