I have an InDesign document created in English, and it needs to have a version translated to Chinese. Someone translated the text for me and gave it to me in a Word doc. I can't copy and paste the Chinese characters from Word into InDesign, so I must be missing some feature in InDesign. What do I need to install and how do I go about getting InDesign to recognize the Chinese characters that I need to paste from Word?
You will need a CJK verion of ID (which you can install over your English interface if you have a cloud subscription), but it isn't necessarily just a matter of cut and paste.
I'm sure Joel will be along in a bit to explain to you the complexity of setting Chinese text and why you might not want to do this if you don't read Chinese (or at the very least have someone who can proof the work for you before it goes to print).