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Drafting IEC publications



The IEC template

The IEC template (iecstd_v7.dotm) is the basis for the formatting and layout of all IEC publications. It contains the styles, boilerplate texts and automation features for IEC publications. The latest version of the template (Version 7) has digitally signed macros.


Important: To use the IEC template, its styles and functionalities, authors must save it once on their computers and then attach it to every working document.


A document without the template attached will not benefit from its features.


Note: For IEV documents (IEC 60050), please use the template IEV.dot instead.


Working with the template

1. Download the file iecstd_v7.dotm below and save it in Word's Templates folder on your computer.

2. Attach the template to your working document.

3. Use the template's styles and features in MS Word.





File name
IEC template, Version 7 iecstd_v7.dotm downloadable file 499 kB
IEC template user guide User guide installation and user guide icon 1.6MB
Keyboard shortcuts for some frequently used Word commands Useful-Word-shortcuts_v3.pdf installation and user guide icon 130 kB