Workflows in Share Point provide great ways to save time, effort, and cost by automating existing business processes.
In the Select a workflow template list for the Workflow option, click on Approval – Share Point 2010. In the textbox: Type a unique name for this workflow, enter a name that specifically describes that particular step in your business process that this workflow fulfills. If you want the workflow to start manually, check: Allow this workflow to be manually started by an authenticated user with Edit Item permissions. Click on the Next button at the bottom of the page to get to the Approval page. Specify the appropriate options and click on the Save button at the bottom of the page.
Keep in mind that your internal approval process may have several steps, so give the workflow a name that’s more specific than “Approval Workflow.” For example, you can indicate whether it is an author review workflow, regulatory editorial review workflow, etc. Under Task List, select Workflow Tasks (unless if you want to track this workflow in a list by itself, but this is rarely the case). In the History List, select the default option: Workflow History. The Workflow feature is just one of the reasons why teams use Share Point to work together more efficiently—for example, check out our recent blog on Why You Should Be Using Share Point Lists Instead Of Excel Spread Sheets (And How).
Introduction: Share Point Designer is a perfect tool to customize your sites and create the necessary workflows to make the working process more simple and efficient.
It contains several workflow templates using which creating the approval one is easy and quick.
The authorized person can define the people who need to approve the content when attaching the workflow to the list.