Hold the Shift key when you click to palce the Word file. ID will add frames and pages as needed.
You might want to spend some time in the Help files...
Thanks Peter. Been in the help section. Sometimes nothing works, even if it is right in front of you nose. Shift key... Hum mm
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Are you saying the shift key is not working? What's the OS? Waht's your version, and patch level, of ID?
I tried placing a word document into the first page frame of a new InDesign document and only page number one in the InDesign pages appear to have any of the text from the Word doc.
If your cursor is in a text fame when you choose Place the text loads into the frame and you'll get an overset icon in the lower left corner of the frame if there's too much text.
If you create a new document and don't add a text frame, Peter's suggestion will work. Choose Place and then Shift-click on the upper left margin. New pages with text frames to the margins will be added to hold all of the placed text.
If you want to start inside an existing text frame: place the text in the frame, click the overset icon with a selection tool, go to and shift-click on page 2 and new pages will be automatically added.