MS Sharepoint workflow issue

by BillyMac27 - 11/10/10 7:35 AM

When I'm creating the first step in a helpdesk workflow I'm trying to create. The workflow doesn't seem to recognize what list it's related to. My first step is "Ticket #[%Current Item:ID%] - [%Current item:Created By%].

I'm new to sharepoint but it's my understanding that "Current Item" should read as my assigned list. How do I make sure that my list and workflow are related?

I'm using Sharepoint 2010. I'm also following a guide that is 2007. Thusly, I'm assuming that I lost something in translation.

Here is the link to the guide I'm using http://www.mssharepointtips.com/tip.asp?id=941&page=7