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Notation manual template (pdf or ppt)

Product description

Template for a notation manual based on IBCS® Version 1.1 

Template for a company specific notation manual including the major design principles for creating IBCS® compliant charts and tables.

50 pages in 16:9 format illustrated with numerous instructive figures.

Compiled and edited by Rolf Hichert and Jürgen Faisst.

NOTE: This document is available in non-editable PDF format or as a full editable PPT template.


SUCCESS formula of IBCS®

  • Introduction and overview

Basic layout

  • Font-size based dimensioning
  • Products (documents and applications)
  • Pages (print and screen)
  • Page description elements
  • Typography
  • Numbers
  • Currencies
  • Colors and patterns
  • Lines and borders

Semantic notation

  • Measures
  • Time
  • Scenarios
  • Variances
  • Indicators


  • Chart selection matrix
  • Column charts
  • Bar charts
  • Line and area charts
  • Horizontal variance charts
  • Vertical variance charts


  • Table rows
  • Table columns
  • Embedded charts

IBCS® templates

  • Column charts
  • Bar charts
  • Multi-charts
  • Tables