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Drafting IEC publications



Flowcharts or Organigrams

Definition: Drawing in which graphical symbols are used to indicate the function of the components of a process or organizational structure and their relationships.


Make sure that all symbols are in vector format and in accordance with ISO 5807.


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 for further details.


Main extensions allowed
Applications / comments


Microsoft Word (enclosed in a drawing canvas)


Microsoft Visio


Open Office