Run workflow when Certain field Changes

I have a workflow at the moment which emails when a item is created as the status is "pending".

I work like this workflow to also email when an item is marked as "closed"

This works fine but if I change any items e.g. the description. The email is sent again as the may possibly still be set as pending.

I have read many articles that I need to create multiple fields for each column and perform a compare. Is this the only way to do this even in version 2010?

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meindertjanwConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Let the workflow write a value to a tempory column, not visible in the views and content types. Check both values. If both values are not equal to the defined values, send the email. Otherwise don't send it.
CurtinPropAuthor Commented:
Exactly what i've done.

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