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How to Approve/Reject Pages by SharePoint Designer 2007

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 10, 2011    Points: 0   Category :C#

Hi All,

I have a workflow created in SharePoint Designer 2007 attached to Workflow Tasks List, how can I approve / reject publishing page in Pages Library (content approval is enable).

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