Allowing users to change the status of their topics

As of build 1.0.9.105 of the Web Author, you can enable the Change Status function, which allows users to change the status of their topics.

Since some Web Author users are not familiar with the workflow and status terminology, the Change Status function is presented differently in the Web Author for usability. Instead of "changing the status" of a topic, users "send" a topic forward in the workflow.

For example, a writer may have the following choices:
  • Send the topic "back to the contributor" (equivalent to changing the status to "Authoring:contribute")
  • Send the topic "on for review" (equivalent to changing the status to "Authoring:review")
  • Send the topic "on to complete" (equivalent to changing the status to "Authoring:complete")
This is shown in the diagram below:
Change Status