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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I find the new Standards Comparison tool?
What can I find in the 'Related Documents' section for a standard?
Scrolling through long Standards
How do I resize a PDF document?
Can I do an exact phrase search?
How do I return to my search results list and available filters?
How do I include and exclude a search filter?
How do I identify the format of a document?
What happens when I am forced to navigate away from the site?
Is auto complete for suggested search terms available in all languages?
I am having problems accessing the eIFRS service
What is the difference between Registered users (eIFRS Basic) and Subscribers (eIFRS Professional and eIFRS Comprehensive)?
Why do I have multiple logins for eIFRS and the public website?
I have forgotten my password, what should I do?
What is the significance of the different books?
Where do I find new material that has recently been published?
What is the significance of the links in the Green Book?
What languages are translations available in?
Does the IASB have a Technical Queries service?
Where do I find the new Standards Comparison tool?
Navigate from the menu to either the current or previous year's Blue Book and select a standard or interpretation and then click on the 'Version comparison' option to view comparison options for that standard.
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What can I find in the 'Related Documents' section for a standard?
The 'Related Documents' section for a standard contains documents that the standard significantly references or is referenced by. These documents can be other standards or interpretations, consultation documents and news items.
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Scrolling through long Standards
If you are scrolling through a very long Standard, you can go back to the top of the document by pressing the Home button on your keyboard.
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How do I resize a PDF document?
To resize a PDF document for optimum viewing, please use the Adobe viewer toolbar to change the size of documents. You can also use the left and right scrolling buttons to position the document centrally in the window.
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Can I do an exact phrase search?
When entering an exact phrase search in the search box enclose search terms in double quote marks e.g. "reporting standards".
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How do I return to my search results list and available filters?
Always use the 'Return to Search Results' button when you have finished viewing an item from your search results list.
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How do I include and exclude a search filter?
Click on the filter underline to filter your search. Click on the circle to the right of the filter to clear that filter from your search.
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How do I identify the format of a document?
Documents are either available in HTML or PDF. If they are a PDF, the PDF icon will be displayed next to the title.
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What happens when I am forced to navigate away from the site?
When navigating away from the site, e.g. to the Shop or to a page on IFRS.org, the page will open in a new tab on your browser. When you have finished viewing the page simply close that tab on your browser or switch between tabs if you need to move back to eIFRS.
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Is auto complete for suggested search terms available in all languages?
Auto complete for suggested search terms is currently only available in English.
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I am having problems accessing the eIFRS service
Please ensure that you are entering all of your login details correctly. Remember that they are case-sensitive. If you have forgotten your password, please click here. If you are still having trouble logging in, please email publications
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What is the difference between Registered users (eIFRS Basic) and Subscribers (eIFRS Professional and eIFRS Comprehensive)?
It is free to be a registered user of eIFRS Basic, only paid subscribers to eIFRS Professional or the eIFRS Comprehensive have access to subscriber areas. eIFRS Basic users have free access to the Unaccompanied IFRSs, can observe meetings and upload comment letters. Subscriber access requires purchasing either eIFRS Professional or the eIFRS Comprehensive (eIFRS Professional and print products). Through eIFRS Professional or eIFRS Comprehensive, subscribers have access to everything produced by the IFRS Foundation including complete IFRSs going back to 1975 and many other benefits.
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Why do I have multiple logins for eIFRS and the public website?
Currently all of our services are run independently of each other. For example, a user may have different login details for the Web Shop and eIFRS. This is due to the way in which our systems were upgraded. As we move forward, we are going to be exploring ways in which we can reduce the number of login details required until ultimately every user has only one login for each of the systems.
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I have forgotten my password, what should I do?
If you have forgotten your password, please click here
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What is the significance of the different books?
The IFRS Blue book is published in December each year. It includes the full text of all the Standards that have an application date of the 1 January of that year only.
The IFRS Red book is published in March each year. It includes the full text of all the Standards as from the 1 January regardless of application date, and therefore includes Standards that have a later application date.
The IFRS Green book is published in September each year and is updated to include the full text of all the Standards regardless of application date as from 1 July. It also includes cross references to guide the reader through the text.
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Where do I find new material that has recently been published?
To access new and revised Standards and interpretations published since the most recent bound volume, please click on the New Standards menu option on the left-hand toolbar.
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What is the significance of the links in the Green Book?
The cross-references and text of footnotes inserted by the IFRS Foundation education staff are presented within square brackets in green italics. They do not form part of the IFRSs and have not been approved by the IASB.
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What languages are translations available in?
For a comprehensive list of our translations, please click here
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Does the IASB have a Technical Queries service?
Details of the IASB's Technical Inquiries policy is available here
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