I wanted to add a quick little workflow to a SharePoint Online / Office 365 (2010) site using SharePoint Designer 2010. When adding the workflow all I got was a blank screen.
- Open SPD 2010 and open the Online (2010) site
- Click Workflows, click new List Workflow, select my list, enter a title and description, click OK
- and… nothing… no workflow editor, no error message, just a blank workflow list
Note that this was a SharePoint Online 2010 site, not a 2013 site.
Create the workflow using SharePoint Designer 2013! SPD2013 can create both 2010 and 2013 style workflows, but when used with a 2010 site it can only create 2010 style workflows.
Here's the KB:
You have problems with workflows or receive errors in SharePoint Designer 2010