I'm having some trouble placing my text from a word doc into InDesign. Originally, I had created a text frame on my Master pages and thought I could place my text and flow them into the text frames of the document but that doesn't seem to work. The text also ends up covering the page numbers and the header which I had set up in my Masters too.
I wanted to insert many pages of text in frames which I had resized and have them flow from one page to the next. Can someone help me out here?
You don't need a master page frame for this workflow, although you can use one.
Note that margins are important to have set up prior to placing the text. When you auto-flow, the text aligns itself to the pink top/bottom margins and the purple left/right margins. Running heads should be on the master page, positioned above the top pink margin guide, or the bottom pink margin guide—safely out of the way of the text.