Screenshots would help
This is the Word file. Nothing special.
This is the file when I import it. Notice the outer blue box.
I opened an old .indd from last year and imported the same Word file and it came into InDesign without the outer blue box.
All I can think is that in my infinite wisdom I've changed a parameter and don't know which one it is. Sorry.
Thank you for your help. Al
It looks to me as if the outer box you are talking about is text wrap. You may have turned it on inadvertently with no document open (or with nothing selected in this document), thereby making it the default. So, with no documents open, check to see if text wrap is on, and in your current document, make sure nothing is selected and do the same thing.
Thank you. That was it. I went into Preferences and found where it was turned off (the box was unchecked). I checked the box and have imported a couple of .doc files and all is working correctly.
That's great Al - I'm glad you got it sorted, although I'm a bit confused about a box unchecked in preferences. It should just be a question of re-setting the text wrap palette with no documents open, or no objects selected.
In Preferences under Clipboard Handling in the section titled: "When Pasting Text and Tables fro Other Applications". Under Paste: there are two radio buttons to click: "All Information (Index Markers, Swatches, Styles, etc.)" or "Text Only".
After reading you reply, I went there and clicked the "Text Only".
I tried with a couple of .doc files last night and more today. All were brought into InDesign layout without the outer blue boarder.
I'm just happy it works correctly now it was very painful before.
Thank you again, Al