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Frame and image won't resize together (Seriously)

Explorer ,
Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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Hi hive mind:

I am an experienced Indd user. I know that if you use the Selection tool and hold down [command] + [shift] you should be able to resize a frame with it's content proportionally.

It has not been working for me for a few months now. I've searched it over and over and found the same answer, but it is NOT WORKING for me. 

 

I also used to love resizing thing by selecting the frame and content and adding a numerical value to the SCALE box on the top toolbar. But this is not working either.

I feel like I'm loosing my grasp on reality.

Please help!

Indd 18.1 / MacOS 12.6

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Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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Have you tried resetting the prefs? See Reset InDesign Preferences and Other Troubleshooting 

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Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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Thanks, Peter. I just restarted my computer and opened Indd first. Now the constrain proportions keyboard shortcut is working. I remembered reading somewhere that other [Adobe?] programs can hijack your keyboard shortcuts if they are opened first.

I will look at the article you linked too.

Any idea on what I might be doing wrong when trying to resize images + frames proportionally using the scale windows on the top toolbar? To select both the content and the frame I am using the solid black selection tool to draw a marquee around the image, but when I put in the new value, only the frame resizes.

Thanks again for your quick response! 

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Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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I would suspect some other program hijacking the shortcuts, rather than Adobe. I know we've seen one or two mentioned here in the past, but I don't recall exactly which ones.

I don't know why that would affect the ability to type in the scale fields, though. You're nbo accidentally trying to use the width/height fields rather than scale, maybe?

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Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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Mmm. Maybe *embarrased* 

Please see screenshot. Where should I put the values to resize both elements at once?

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Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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Next set, with the % signs are scale fields. You can entrer dimensions in there if you include units, or just numbers will scale as percents.

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Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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Yay! You are swell. Thanks.

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Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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So, that part is solved? Just need to nail down the KB shortcut hijacker?

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Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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🙂 I have a lot of silly programs on my computer.
Probably easier to restart. But I'll keep an eye out for when the issue kicks in and report back.
Truly appreciate your assist!

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Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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Does it work if you activate the Free Transform tool [E], click on the frame and drag with the Shift key?

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Explorer ,
Mar 16, 2023 Mar 16, 2023

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Hi Rob. It did not work with the transform tool either, until I restarted the computer which worked (phew!). Thanks.

My latest question is how to get frame AND art to resize using numerical values. 

 

 

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