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 ...