A Final draft allows customers to get to know the content of a future Publication up to three months prior to its official release.
A Final draft product contains the Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) of a Publication. FDIS is the last approval stage in the development process of a Publication, where only minor editorial changes can be added to the technical content. FDIS undergoes a 2-month voting period during which it is available as a Final draft product.
Customers who buy a Final draft are entitled to get the Publication at its time of release.
The designation of a Final draft is identical to that of the future Publication, with the addition of the prefix Project. Product’s file also bears a dedicated watermark.
Maintenance - A Final draft has a life cycle of 2 months after which it is definitely deleted. This unique characteristic is the reason why Final drafts are available only at Central Office.
Remark - A Final draft is available in electronic format only.