In your example, the equations carry over. I would be thrilled if I could even get that much. For me, all of the equations would simply be empty space in InDesign.
Here's a sample set of documents you can look at:
Got it. I'll be back after I get some stuff out the door.
It appears my sample used MathType to create the equations. MathType appears to install for use in both Word and ID.
Sorry I don't have a solution. However, at $97, and if one has more than a couple to do, it seems well worth the money.
I'll have to look into that. It's a shame that InDesign won't properly support Word documents, but thanks for the reference!
Fyard47, Mike's on the right track, but he's incorrect that "MathType...[installs]...in ID". It doesn't, but the link to our website that he posted is a good link.
I looked at your Import Test.docx document, and your equations were indeed made by Word's equation editor, more formally called the "OMML equation editor" (OMML = Office Math Markup Language -- not to be confused with MathML. Not the same.).
Mike mentioned MathType, but you don't have to re-create all your equations; MathType will convert them for you. The section at the bottom of the page that Mike linked to (after you click the "step-by-step" link) will describe how to convert OMML equations to MathType equations, then you can place the document into ID.
Let us know if that doesn't work out for you. MathType support is also available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for the correction, Mr MT.
Take care, Mike