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

 

 

List of IEC styles

Shortcut key

IEC Style

Used for

 

AMD-heading1

AMD-heading2

 

 

 

 

 

amendment heading, 1st level

amendment heading, 2nd level

 

Headings without automatic numbering, allowing you to create heading numbers manually

Ctrl + Alt + 0

ANNEX_title

annex title; inserts the word "Annex", followed by automatic alphabetical numbering (A, B, ...)

Ctrl + Alt + 1 / 2 ...

ANNEX-heading1 / 2 /.../ 5

 

 

headings in annexes; automatic numbering starts with the letter of the annex (A.1, A.1.1 etc.)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY-numbered

 

 

to number and format bibliographical references at the end of a document

CODE

 

 

fixed-width font (Courier New), for code requiring all characters to be of equal width

CODE-table

 

smaller version of CODE; for code in table cells

Alt + I

Emphasis

text in italics

Alt + E

EXAMPLE

examples

 

FIGURE

 

 

 

applied to a graphic, centres it horizontally. Do not apply to images with text boxes, as these will then be centred too.

Alt + G

 

FIGURE-title

 

figure caption

(to be placed below the figure)

 

FOREWORD

small text in the foreword

Alt + F1 / F2 ...

 

Heading 1 / 2 / ... / 9

 

 

clause and subclause headings (1st - 9th level); automatically numbers them

Alt + H

 

 

 

HEADING(Nonumber)

 

 

 

title of Foreword, Bibliography; no number is applied to the heading, but it appears in the table of contents

Alt + M

Intense Emphasis

text in bold + italics

 

List, List 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

 

list items (unordered lists, 1st - 5th level)

Ctrl + F1 / F2...

List Bullet, List Bullet 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 

list items (unordered lists, 1st - 5th level)

 

List Continue, List Continue 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

list items (unordered lists, 1st - 5th level)

 

List Dash 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

list items (unordered lists, 1st - 4th level)

Alt + 1 / 2...

List Number, List Number 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

list items (ordered lists, 1st - 5th level)

Ctrl + 1 / 2...

List Number alt, List Number alt 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

list items (ordered lists, 1st - 5th level)

 

MAIN-TITLE

 

main title of the publication on first page and before clause 1

Alt + N

NOTE

notes

 

Numbered PARA (level 2)

Numbered PARA (level 3)

 

 

subclauses without a heading
(generally, however, it is preferable to find a meaningful title)

Alt + A

 

PARAGRAPH

 

normal text, to be used instead of Word's Normal style

 

SMALL CAPS

text in small caps

 

SMALL CAPS EMPHASIS

text in small caps + italics

 

SMALL CAPS STRONG

text in small caps + bold

Alt + B

Strong

text in bold

Alt + U

Alt + O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBscript

SUPerscript

SUBscript-small

SUPerscript-small

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

subscript

superscript

subscript in tables, notes etc.

superscript in tables, notes etc.

 

Important: Do not use Word's built-in sub/superscript options. These do not conform to the IEC requirements (in a text of 10 pt font size, sub-/superscript requires font size 8 pt, 3 pt lowered)

 

TAB_FIG_footnote

footnote to a table

Alt + K

TABLE-cell

text in a normal table cell, aligned left

Alt + Z

TABLE-centered

text in a normal table cell, centered

 

TABLE-col-heading

heading of a table column

Alt + L

TABLE-title

table caption

(to be placed above table)

Alt + T

TERM

term

 

TERM-admitted

 

terms other than the main term whose use is acceptable

 

TERM-deprecated

term that should not be used

Alt + D

TERM-definition

definition of a term

 

TERM-example

 

examples in a terminological entry

 

TERM-note

notes in a terminological entry

Alt + R

TERM-number

attributes an automatic term number level 2 (e.g. 3.1, 3.2)

 

TERM-number 3 

 

attributes an automatic term number level 3 (e.g. 3.1.1, 3.1.2)

 

TERM-number 4 

 

 

attributes an automatic term number level 4 (e.g. 3.1.1.1, 3.1.1.2)

Alt + S

 

TERM-source

 

information on the source of a terminological entry

 

TOC 1 / 2 / ... / 9

 

 

table of contents; applied automatically when table of contents is created

Alt + V

 

 

VARIABLE

 

 

style for variables as defined in the Directives (Times New Roman, italics)