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I have a requirement which states "When a document is being uploaded to the document library, an email should be sent for approval". I'm using a SharePoint Designer workflow for this. I also need to have the publishing feature on the document library.

Presently what is happening, when I add a document to document library, the workflow is triggered and the e-mail is sent and workflow is getting approved. But later when I try to publish, again the workflow is getting started. How can I prevent this? Or am I using the wrong approach?

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Can you explain what you mean by publish? This word can have several meanings for SharePoint people and I would like to be certin we are talking about the same thing. –  Robert Kaucher Mar 9 '12 at 13:19
i mean i have activated publishing feature for that document library.after worklfow is approved i am tring to publish the page.so again the workflow is getting triggered –  Nikhil Mar 9 '12 at 17:17
You may have the workflow set to if anything changes about any of the pages and it may not be just an approval workflow. –  Mike Mar 9 '12 at 19:41

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