How to enable and use Content Approval in SharePoint 2013 document libraries?

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In this article I have explain how to enable content approval for a documents in sharepoint library and how we can use it. To do this follow below steps:

First open sharepoint team site and the create a document library. Then from ribbon click on library settings to go to the library settings page.

On this page click on Versioning settings.

content approval shareoint 2013
content approval shareoint 2013

 

On this page Click yes for enable content approval and then select -> create major versions

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content approaval sharepoint 2016

 

Also you can read: Document approval workflow in SharePoint 2013

Under who would see the items

Select only who approve the items by default

So the now the document will be able to view only for approvers

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conent approval SharePoint Online

 

Click Ok to complete. Then upload the simple document into this library. And you can see the approval status will be pending:

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enable content approval Sharepoint online office 365

Now am signed in as a different user having read permission the document has been invisible

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enable content approval Sharepoint online office 365 1

Now am going to approve the document

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enable content approval Sharepoint online office 365 2

Review and Approve the document and provide comments

So now see the status has been approved

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enable content approval Sharepoint 2016 1

Now login as different user and you can see the document has been viewble to all the users.

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enable content approval Sharepoint 2016 2

Hope this will be helpful.

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