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Chapter 11: Controlling Workbook Distribution
After all the approvers have approved the workbook, either in serial or in parallel (depending on how
the workflow was set up), the workbook content approval status is set to Approved and everyone that
has access can view it.
As you can see, between simple content approval and more advanced workflow capabilities, you
can enforce review and approval of workbooks before they are made available for broad
consumption. By combining this functionality with the ability to specify who can publish a workbook, you
can control workbook distribution and know that the workbooks that are made available are indeed
In the next section, you learn how document versioning and check-in and check-out capabilities can help
authors manage their workbooks and organizations maintain history and control.