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How to create easier approval form in list

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 01, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

FYI - I'm a basic user (no code,etc.).  I have a site and I need to post under 1 list (A), a list of 25 items (B) that each contain a document attached and each of these items will have 20+ people (C) who need to approve/not approve/N/A each item (B).  In the list, I've created a field that provides enough description so that an approver (C) need only read the summary directly from the list page without having to go into each item, review the document then, edit each item to select approval status.  I currently have this set with each of the people (C) as a Choice field within each item (B) so that it must be opened fully to select approval status.  I am having compliance issues because it takes so many steps to get to the approval status.  Is there a way to make the approval drop down on the main task/list page?

Also, if I am assigning tasks, will they process correctly with Lotus users vs. Outlook users?

i use SharePoint 2007

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