Publication of standards

*Please note that these resources can still be used by ISO Committees, however they are no longer kept up to date.

Templates for word processors

Their purpose is to simplify the drafting of International Standards and similar publications by providing document "skeletons" that incorporate a range of predefined stylistic and structural rules as well as ensuring that the electronic files of the document can be processed easily by the ISO Central Secretariat and other members of the ISO infrastructure. In addition, the electronic files may be converted to a different word-processing format with a certain guarantee of success. These aids to authoring are designed to save time and effort in the preparation and processing of standards by providing on-the-spot help concerning the drafting rules specified in the ISO/IEC Directives.

The ISO templates are available in two forms:

1.  Automated template (also called "wizard"), in two versions, for use with:

Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002 (XP), 2003, 2007 and 2010

The STD template version 2.1, is in conformity with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2, 2004. It replaces STD 2.0 which was in conformity with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 3, 1997.


Microsoft Word 6 and Microsoft Word 95

The ISO templates for Word 6 and the Office 95 Word version are available in two forms known as the ISOSTD template, version 3.0, (ISOSTD30) and the ISO model documents (BASICEN and BASICFR).


2.  Basic templates (with no automated features) that may be used in all popular word-processing systems

The basic templates (files BASICEN3 and BASICFR3) are provided as both Word templates (files with the extension .DOT) and documents (files with the extension .RTF). If your word processor cannot open Word templates (.DOT), open the documents (.RTF) and save them as templates.

These basic templates, version 3, are in conformity with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2, 2004. They replace the previous versions (BASICEN2 and BASICFR2) which were in conformity with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 3, 1997.

Templates for AutoCAD

The ISO AutoCAD templates allow the preparation of graphics files in accordance with the ITSIG specification for the preparation and exchange of graphics

The ISO templates are available in three versions, for use with: