I have multiple word docs to bring in and each time, all though the word doc is formatted like I need (italic headers, diff font sizes etc…) Indesign brings it in double spaced although it is not that way in the word doc. At this point I am having to go to the end of each line, delete to bring the next line to the end of that one, then shift+enter to drop it down 1 line. I have 11 documents that are 5-10 pages each…. Is there a way to avoid having to do all of that??? I have tried tweaking the leading via the justification panel as I saw on another site, but it has no effect. Brought in a different document, formatted exactly the same as above. This time it kept the space right, but when I narrowed the text box to fit where I needed it, instead of lines just dropping down as they should, they are actually laying on top of each other. I am at a complete loss.... ANY help would be greatly appreciated!
How are you getting the word text into ID? What's at the end of a line now? (you should show non-printing characters so you know)
Don't use Word styles in InDesign. Set up InDesign styles which will replace word styles when text is imported into InDesign. Word styles have different parameters as InDesign styles have. You can't compare them, every imported Word style will make a mess in InDesign. You can set up once the style in InDesign and create a template upon file import how Word Styles are translated into the InDesign styles.