Using SP 2013.
What I am trying to accomplish:
User creates a document in Doc Lib A. Once they have finished working on that document they press a ribbon button and the document is copied into Doc Lib B for storage. Once the document is in Doc Lib B there are a few workflows that will automatically start (send an email, etc).
The ribbon button is working as expected. Items are copied from A to B fine. The issue is that the workflows do not automatically start once the item is in Doc Lib B. The workflows DO work for new items created/changed directly in Doc Lib B...but wont start for items copied from another Doc Lib.
Ive tried creating a separate column that I could change once the item is copied which would then trigger the workflow...but I can only seem to get it to apply to the item before it is copied.
Is there any way to automatically start workflows on items after they have been copied? I am really trying to avoid having the end-user start it themselves.
* Edit: Update- I was able to set up a "Send To" link to move the docs and all workflows applied correctly. Looks like that will be a band-aid until I can figure out a better solution.