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Document Conversion


InDesign CS4, CS5, CS6
QuarkXPress 9
FrameMaker 10, 11
MS Office 2003, 2007, 2010
CAT: Trados 2007-2011, Idiom, Star Transit
OS: Windows, MacOS

Business Hours

Monday to Friday
9:00 to 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. China time (1:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. 5:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. UTC)


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For more information on the benefits of conversion see our leaflet Translation of PDF files without source.

Logitope offers a competitive manual solution for converting PDFs and images into MS Word documents, with prices typically between 2% to 6% of the cost of translation.¹ The result are professionally formatted, clean files that ensure a smooth translation process, minimize the post-formatting workload after translation, and warrant that a CAT-based wordcount analysis returns the minimal—correct—result. See CAT Optimization for further information on our conversion methods.

Depending on the project's requirements, we are able to reproduce your PDF or image files in full detail in MS Word, including all formatting attributes such as tables, columns, automatic table of contents, etc. as appropriate.

To ensure completeness and accuracy, the converted files are always checked by a second person before delivery, paying particular attention to numbers extracted from scanned documents.

Per-page prices for conversion are generally between USD 1 and USD 3. The following table contains price estimates for different kinds of documents and requirements that experience has proven to be fairly reliable. You can find additional information on the factors influencing cost on the Conversion Cost Factors page. Please feel free to contact us for a no-obligation quote.

Cost Estimates for Conversion
of PDF/image files into DOC/DOCX

Type of Project and Complexity

Project Type Text Extraction Positioned text with essential formatting² Full formatting Full formatting
Complexity of Document Any
low to medium medium to high


App. per-page price for copyable text USD 0.50 - 1.00 USD 1 - 2 USD 1 - 2 USD 2 - 3
App. additional cost for OCR/spell check (high quality scan) USD 0.50 - 0.75
Additional cost for OCR/spell check (low quality scan) Price upon request. Spell checking for low quality scans can be extremely time-consuming - direct translation from PDF may be more efficient.

Formatting Attributes

All text editable * * * *
Correct paper size * * * *
Line breaks optimized for CAT use * * * *
No multiple spaces or tabulators * * * *
Correct text position   * * *
Columns   * * *
Sub-sentence level text formatting (font type, size, bold, italics, etc.)   * * *
All text formatting (font type, size, bold, italics, alignment, line spacing, etc.)     * *
Use of MS Word styles to structure the document     * *
Automatic table of contents     * *
Text in images typed into text boxes * * * *
All images included and positioned correctly     * *
Diagrams converted to images with editable text     * *
Tables with correct basic structure   * * *
Fully formatted tables     * *

1 - Based on per-page prices in the range USD 1 - USD 3, a text volume of 500 words per page and translation costs of USD 0.10/word. For multi-language projects, the relative cost is correspondingly lower.

2 - "Essential" refers to all formatting that is necessary for typesetting of the target language without knowledge of the target language. For example, bold type would be considered essential because the typesetter would have to know which words to set bold in the target language. However, the background color of a paragraph or the exact look of a headline would be considered inessential.