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.  Simple template

Download the simple draft template for ISO standards (DOC)

2.  Automated template (also called "wizard"):  (obsolete)

The STD template version 2.9, is in conformity with the ISO/IEC Directives Part 2.

Download the STD 2.9 package (STD version 2.9) 

Note: the STD template has been adopted by certain standards bodies for the preparation of their national and regional standards. European users are advised to consult their member body or the CEN Management Centre for details of how their national or regional standardization systems respectively can be accessed. If you need help with this template please contact template-help@din.de.


Templates for drawing files

The ISO Drawing templates allow the preparation of graphics files in accordance with the DRG Directives [PDF].

In the package there are templates for AutoCAD, Illustrator, Visio, Word, and PowerPoint.

How to write standards - Tips for standards writers
This document is for people wanting to write clear, concise and user-friendly ISO International Standards and other Publications.
Model document of an International Standard - Rice model
This is a model document of an International Standard demonstrating a simple application of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2, with accompanying explanations and information about the content.
Model document of an Amendment - Rice model amendment
This is a model Amendment to an International Standard, to be used with the "Rice model".