Do FREE data conversion to Word services work?

Free data conversion services look good on the shiny web-page surface. However, I recommend you try these out, before jumping up and down. For instance, check this out: Colleagues forwarded the following and asked me to post our findings. They tried http://www.pdftoword.com/ and received a message similar to this:

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From: “PDF to Word” <no-reply@mail.pdftoword.com>
Subject: [PDF to Word] Failed to convert Xxxxxxxxxxxx.pdf
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Now, this could be just a fluke, but the point is you don’t get anything for free. As the Dutch often say about making purchases (loosely translated):

A cheap purchase is a bad purchase.”

Well, anyway, rhymes in Dutch, really! And on that investment note, this one was rather interesting:

Can I convert Quark 7 to InDesign without plugin Q2ID?
Source: https://forums.adobe.com/message/2162894

The simple answer is yes – but you don’t want to. It will take too much time, maybe another version of Quark (4 or 5), maybe another machine (like PPC Mac). Digging up older applications and older machines is just too much. Markzware‘s Adobe InDesign plugin or QuarkXPress XTension are only 199 dollars/euros. This is a fraction of what it would take to find stuff to even start to think about file conversion.

Often, other companies purchase Q2ID v4 or ID2Q v4 and start their own ‘conversion service.’ Markzware’s EULA (End User License Agreement) does not allow for this. These companies have charged as much as $150 per document! It appears anyone in the world can create a business, based on our development investment. The reason is that ‘Markzware conversion tools work.’ But is it fair to Markzware for a company to do this? Please give us your opinion in the comment section below.
Convert QuarkXPress to InDesign with Markzware Q2IDMarkzware often has nice promotional discounts, as well. See DTP, data conversion software, and more on the Markzware Products page. Convert Quark to InDesign (INDD) with Q2ID, today.

Do FREE data conversion to Word services work?

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