SharePoint 2010 / SharePoint Designer - How to Add Custom Actions to start a workflow from a list Item Menu

Using SharePoint Designer, there is a simple way to add Custom Actions buttons to a list Item menu or to SharePoint Ribbon.

here are the steps to add a custom action to a list menu.

1. Open the list that need to have a custom action menu using SharePoint designer 2010.

2. Add a workflow that is required to be associated with your list libary by using workflows section...
3. Click New from the Custom Actions Section.

4.  Select the workflow from initate workflow option. Add name and description for the menu.

5. To test, open the list library and click on the menu to start List Workflow

Thats it.