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Drafting IEC publications




Definition: Graphical presentation, usually within a coordinate system, expressing the relationship between two or more variable quantities.



Ideally, provide the graphical elements of the graph 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.


If values include a power of ten:





Do not write

5E2 or 5·102


Use a comma on the line as the decimal sign in all language versions.



Main extensions allowed
Applications / comments


Microsoft Excel


Microsoft Word (enclosed in a drawing canvas)


Open Office