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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Start Options

When creating workflows you need to think about how they are started. SharePoint provides the following options:

Manual Start: The user has to go to the ribbon or click on the drop-down for a list item or document and select the workflow he wants to start. At this point he might be prompted to complete an initiation form.

Automatic start when an item is created: In this case the workflow is started automatically when a user adds a list item or document to the list or, in the case of a content type, anywhere the content type is used.

Automatic start when an item is changed: These workflows start whenever a document or list item is changed. This is common for approval workflows; a user changes a document and saves it and then ...

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