Drafting IEC publications
WD and CD documents
(Preparatory and Committee stage)
Update / maintenance of an existing publication
To update an existing publication, please do not use a version from the FDIS stage of the previous edition, but request the revisable files of the published version of the previous edition (MS Word file + editable images if available) from the IEC.
Download the latest version of the IEC template and attach it to the Word document.
In the foreword provide a document history - a brief list of changes with respect to the previous edition.
Creating a new publication from scratch
Before you start, clarify in your working group which Word format you are going to use. It is important to do this at the outset, to avoid compatibility issues later.
Create a new Word document and save it in the format your working group has agreed upon. Then download the latest version of the IEC template and attach it to the Word document.
To ensure you include all the elements required in the publication you are preparing, see the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.