If you want it to flow you must Place, not paste (File > Place...) and if you show the Import Options you can choose tp preserve, discard, or map the word styling to your pre-defined ID styles.
You can use master frames for this, but mos tlikely you don't need them if you've set the margins to the size of the text frame you want to use, and they tend to get in the way later.
If you are pasting and not placing, try setting the insertion point of the primary text frame or the text frame on your Master to the desired style, then choose Paste without Formatting when you paste into the primary text frame. So here the insertion point of the page's primary text frame is styled with the Text style. If you are not using a primary text frame you would have to set the insertion point style on the master then override the master page item you are pasting into.
Paste without Formatting:
Thanks for reply guys, very much appreciated. However, I have taken made a screen grab velow to illustrate my dilemma... I have tried your solutions, and unless I am too inept, it still does not allow me to choose and keep the required fobts and sizes in IDCS6. To clarify below, I want any text entering the boxes to always be a font and size that I specify in IDCS6.... maybe I need a little help in initially how to establish the forced font and size parameters for the boxes... hope this makes sense! Thanks again...
Thanks, but I have added a screen grab to nake it clearer...
Thanks but plesse see screen grab...
OK, you will need master frames for this if there are going to be multiple linked frames on the pages. And you need to define the paragraph style that you want to use in the frames, which you can include as part of an Object Style for the frames (or the [Basic Text Frame] object style). Then it's a matter of either pasting without formatting, as Rob suggested, or placing and not preserving the styles in the import options.
There can only be one primary text frame on a master so as Peter suggests you'll have to link up the frames on your master spread—it looks like there is nothing on your masters in your capture.
Autoflowing text through master frames can be tricky:
Here I have linked 8 text boxes on my A-Master spread, This is a capture of my A-Master spread and not a page spread.
On page one I've released the first frame (Command or Control-Shift- Click). I have styled the insertion point with the desired style—orange text in this case.
Paste without Formatting fills the first page's frames with the styled text. There's overflow text so the last text frame has an overflow out port
I've clicked the out port and the cursor shows the overflow text. Here's where you have to be careful. Position the cursor in the upper left corner of the next page's first text box (do not override the page 2 text box). The arrow must turn white or the text won't flow correctly— a black arrow or chain icon is wrong. If you press the Shift key, the cursor will indicate autoflow. Click and the text will flow.