I want to start a Workflow after a adding new document to an document library in SharePoint 2013 OOTB.

Is this possible? If yes, how?

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Just focus on two things:

  1. Workflow will never start automatically with system account.
  2. Check the options Start workflow automatically when an item is created or changed from Workflow Start Options.

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Maybe start here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sharepointdesigner/2011/07/08/understanding-workflow-starting-parameters-part-1/

or here: https://www.webucator.com/tutorial/advanced-microsoft-sharepoint/creating-custom-workflows-with-sharepoint-designer-2013.cfm

I wrote a blog post about "How to create your first 2013 SharePoint Desginer Workflow". You can check that out here: https://afrait.com/blog/how-to-create-your-first-2013-workflow-de-en/

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