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MOSS Explained: An Information Worker’s Deep Dive into Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by John Ross, Nicola Young

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Creating Custom Workflows with the SharePoint Designer 2007

The first option that we’ll cover involves Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer (SPD), a tool for editing Web pages, and the set of workflow tools that it provides. Although SPD can be used to perform a variety of actions, in this chapter, our focus is on the Workflow Wizard and workflow tools. People often describe SPD workflows as “declarative.” What this means is that when a user directly (manually starting a workflow) or indirectly (adding an item or editing an item which starts the workflow) starts the workflow, the workflow carries out its process as if it were that user. In plain English, this means that the workflow can only carry out steps and tasks that the user would be able ...

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