Is there a way to set the scaled percentages of linked images in Illustrator to a different specific percentage of scale, like you can in InDesign. For example I have a file with links (of various dimensions) that are placed at 65.635% and I would like to select them and set their percentage scaled to 50%, or even just reset its scale to 100%. The links palette shows the percentage that the link is placed. But the Transform>Scale and Transform Each tools only rescale the item BY the percentage you enter, not TO a specific percentage. I would prefer to not have to re-place all the links and resize them to 50%, or do the math to find the percentage to reduce them more so that the final percentage is 50%.
Illy (job description Adobe Illustrator) is always eager to help, and she can make the calculations for you:
Just set the following value: desired scale*100 as one number (5000 for 50%), then add / then add current scale (65.635 as in your example). With those two numbers you get 5000/65.635, without needing to know that it is 76.1789%.
The same way, you can leave calculations based on two numbers using * or / or + or - in between to Illy; in many cases you can copy the difficult one from the source and insert it without typing it.