3. Rules on drafting documents
Acts published in the Official Journal follow strict drafting rules.Texts for publication in the Official Journal must exist in each of the official languages of the European Union (Irish benefits from a temporary exemption, see the Preamble).
When published, the texts in all language versions of the Official Journal are synoptic, meaning that the same text can be found on the same page of the same OJ in all official languages.
Acts published in the Official Journal must also follow the rules laid out in Parts Three and Four of this guide, including the annexes, especially with regard to capitalisation (including for committees or commissions), abbreviations, addresses, etc.