I am trying to place a word document into indesign. I usually have no problem but today it is deleting some paragraphs and words. It is also putting boxes in that make it seem like the document is missing a glyph but it isn't.
I agree with @Jumpenjax - the glyphs appear to be missing - they might be ligatures or other glyphs, perhaps Word is able to 'fake' the effect, but this ligature or other character is simply not available in the glyphs for that font.
Have you tried changing the font - or copying the text to a plain text editor first?