I am using SharePoint 2010. I have placed a document into an approval workflow but have not initiated it. Whenever a use makes a change to the document, it is starting the approval workflow.

How do I stop this? I want to manually start the workflows.


This is a setting in your workflow. You can go into your workflow configuration (in your list settings) and untick 'Changing an item will start this workflow.'


To resolve this problem you need to change the settings of your approval workflow. Go to your workflow settings and untick start workflow automatically when an item is changed and tick the option named Allow this workflow to be manually started.

Here is more about SP 2010 Approval Workflow. May be you will find it helpful :

Understand approval workflows in SharePoint Server

  • does this answers your question? – Ganesh Sanap Nov 15 '18 at 13:26

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