The "save" button in the form should only save the item while the "save and submit button" should save the form and run the workflow. The problem I am having is that my workflow runs even if the save button is pressed. Right now my workflow runs when a new item is created so I am guessing that is the problem. So how can I utilize the save button without running a workflow AND automatically run a workflow when a user clicks on the "save and submit" button?
Check the button settings. If you right-click on it there's a drop-down menu for Button Action for each button. Make sure your save button is only set to Save, not Save and Submit.
Also, you could use conditional start on the workflow instead of just starting it automatically when a new item is created and have it use the Status field and make sure the Value Returned isn't set to Complete for the Save button. These are in the Advanced section for the button.