Did you Place your Word doc (File > Place)?
Oh wow thank you so much Derek! Its seems to be working. I was doing ctrl D...why would that make a difference?
Oh it was working but now i just got a blank page again?!
Could be page breaks in the Word file, or a keep option applied to the paragraph following the blank page.
Control + D (Windows) or Command + D (Mac) are the correct keyboard shortcuts.
Test the method. Set up a short Word document, name it say Test.doc.
Create a new InDesign document and using the Type tool drag a frame on the page. With the curser still in the frame, use the appropriate short cut. Locate the Word doc. highlight it and click Open (it might say something slightly different on a Windows computer).
Does the text appear in the InDesign document? If not is there a red cross on the side of the frame?
I did as you said and i still got blank random pages that aren't in my document? This time it also came out in the wrong order?
thank you so much for your help!
Maybe you need to reset your preferences: Troubleshooting 101: Replace, or "trash" your InDesign preferences
and try again.
By the way, which version of InDesign and which operating system do you have?