International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies
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Drafting IEC publications

 

 

Illustrations

Definition: Drawing which illustrates an element of the related text but which is not a diagram, a technical drawing, a flowchart or organigram, a graph, a photograph or a graphical symbol.

 

 

Ideally, provide the graphical elements of the illustration in vector format. If this is not possible, bitmap format is acceptable if the resolution is at least 300 dpi (118,11 pixels per cm).

 

Ensure that any text relating to the standard is editable. In this way, it can be aligned with IEC drafting rules, translated, or updated in a future revision of the document. See Text in figures and MS Word for further details.

 

Main extensions allowed
Applications / comments

.doc(x)

Microsoft Word (enclosed in a drawing canvas)

.odg

Open Office

.ppt(x)

Microsoft Powerpoint

.ai

Adobe Illustrator

.psd

Adobe Photoshop (with editable texts on special layer)

.jpeg

If illustration does not contain text