I am currently implementing workflow in our SDL Tridion 2011 SP1 instance. Using Visio to design the workflow process, we have a manual decision at one point that can branch off into several automated activities.
When the user is finishing this manual activity and has the choice of the next activity, I would like to know how to control the order of the activities in the "Next Activity" drop-down.
Strangely the order isn't alphabetical, so I've tried several other ways to see how I might control it - activity creation order, connector creation order, connector length, and several others. What I've found is that the connectors seem to be the only thing that affects the order.
Initially it looks like the order that the connectors are created drives the drop-down's order, but as you add new activities the original connectors sometimes have priority and sometimes don't.
Once the activities are all created and I can see the order they're listed in the drop-down, I can then manipulate the connectors and control the order of the activities in the drop-down, but that seems very strange if it's the only way to control them.
Can someone educate me on better ways to do this? GUI Extension? Something I'm overlooking?