I am trying to place a word doc into InDesign and it keeps crashing. Tried restarting. Tried breaking the doc into smaller part. Still not working.
The only time I had a similar situation with a word document, I had to save it as plain text and place that into Indesign. Nothing else worked. The downside is you lose any formatting but at least you won't have to type everything from scratch. Make a copy of your file and give it a try.
It finally came through in the 2 pieces. I just had to let it spin. It was an over 400-page book, so losing formatting was not an option. Not sure what the problem was as I do this on a regular basis and I have a brand new laptop.