I have created a new List Workflow inside SharePoint designer , and I publish the workflow. But currently I got the following new entry under the Publish tab :-

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Although i specify that users cannot manually start workflow !!! , so is there a way to hide this ? Regards


This usually happens if you have a publishing site setup with approval workflow. You can delete the workflow if it is not needed. The library that the pages are on may also have content approval turned on and again if not needed, you could turn that off.

  • i need the workflow, but I specified that users can not start the workflow manually,and the workflow will start automatically when an item is created or changed. so having this option inside the "Publish" tab is wrong, as users can not start workflow manually as i have specified inside the workflow settings !! – john Gu Sep 18 '14 at 15:50
  • I think you misunderstood me. Your SPD workflow is not what that workflow button is for. That is for starting the Publishing approval workflow which is not the one you created in SPD. That button tells me that you have a publishing approval workflow on the Pages library or the library the page is in. – spevilgenius Sep 18 '14 at 16:14
  • no i do not think so, because if i remove the workflow which i have created, the icons will be removed from the Publish tab.. – john Gu Sep 18 '14 at 16:16
  • I have done this many times. I have seen many publishing sites and publishing approval workflows show this, but I have never seen a page publishing tab have this without that workflow. The image you display shows editing a page. Is the workflow on the page library? – spevilgenius Sep 18 '14 at 16:35
  • the "Publish" tab itself is shown because i specify that content on this library requires approval. but after creating the workflow, the "workflow" section was added to the "Publish" tab, although i have specified not to allow users to start the workflow manually... – john Gu Sep 18 '14 at 17:10

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