Copying and pasting a Global Workflow in SharePoint 2010 beta doesn’t copy all the forms

Copying and pasting a Global Workflow in SharePoint 2010 beta doesn’t copy all the forms

Publish Approval Workflow association/initiation form is missing on copy from SharePoint designer:

On a new SharePoint 2010 publishing site I created, I wanted to copy and slightly tweak the Publishing Approval workflow to my needs so I opened my site up in SharePoint Designer 2010 and went to the Workflows and clicked the Copy and Modify button.


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I gave it a title and went through the copy reusable workflow wizard and it seemed to create a copy of the workflow but now if you go to the workflow settings in order to see the forms, I am missing the association/initiation form for the publishing workflow.  I expected to see all the forms that were in the original Publish Approval Workflow.

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I expected to see:


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This seems like a bug in SharePoint 2010 beta.

 ***Update***: I finally figured out that the forms are copied over automatically when you click on the Publish button to actually Publish them, thanks to Kolby on the SharePoint 2010 beta forums [1] for also indicating this:

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I wish Microsoft put some nicer instructions that indicated this so I wouldn’t waste hours of my time trying to find some workarounds.

 

[1] http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepoint2010customization/thread/8d1e78dc-cc32-47b6-8793-d56126879e45

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