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Drafting IEC publications



FDIS documents (Approval stage)

Incoming FDIS documents go through entry control before being accepted. The following aspects are examined:


Layout, tables, texts

  • Is the electronic file usable?
  • Has the IEC template been used?


  • Are the figures usable?



  • Have the remarks made at the CDV stage been taken into account?
  • Does the document comply with ISO/IEC directives, Part 2?
  • Are there any missing texts in the translations?


If the document has no major problems in relation with the above, it is accepted for editing.


Once accepted, these documents are considered a priority; most are dealt with within 1,5 months. FDIS documents are treated within 3 months (ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1).


After entry control, the documents go through the following steps:

  • Formatting
  • Editing
  • Any questions are sent to the TC Secretary, who is requested to reply within 10 working days
  • Figures are reviewed and modified if necessary
  • After approval by the IEC Technical Officer, the document is circulated for vote


If, after the FDIS vote, the publication is approved, no more changes of a technical nature can be made to it. Only obvious editorial mistakes can be corrected.


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