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You haven't told us from what application the text is coming. Microsoft Word? TextEdit?
If either of those applications (or something similar that can save text, Rich Text Format or Microsoft Word format), you can choose File > Place and place the original document. You'll get a placement cursor. If you click the cursor, it will fill the blank column on your current page. To get it to continue to flow, and to add new pages using the same guides and columns, hold down the Shift key which clicking the cursor. This is called Autoflowing. You can read about this further in InDesign Help.
Steve- Thanks! I wrote it in a WYSIWYG website editor which is not Dreamweaver. Homestead, to be exact. All in all, just learning about the term "Autoflowing" was helpful enough and gives me a great starting point. When you don't know what you don't know, it makes the help section nearly worthless at times! Thank you.
All is not lost for autoflow even using copy paste. Here's a nifty little trick that will help you:
ID does not require a text frame before you paste, so if you don't start with one, or don't use the one you've already drawn, ID will conveniently draw a 2" square text frame in the center of the screen if you issue a paste command. This frame will contain all of the copied text, but most of it will be overset (you'll see a red plus sign inthe "out port" on the lower right of the frame).
Overset text can be picked up and flowed using autoflow, just as if you were placing a text file, so use the selection tool (black arrow) to select that small text frame if it isn't already selected, then click the red plus sign to pick up the overset. You should now have a loaded text cursor that looks sort of like the upper left corner of a page. DON'T click it anywhere yet.
First press backspace to delete the small text frame (which should have remained selected). Now you can start your auto-flow holding the Shift key and clicking your loaded cursor wherever you like. All of the text, including what was visible in the now deleted frame is in the cursor waiting for you.