On my (original pre covid) work station I was able to crop a PDF in acrobat, and then place it into the Indesign Page just as I had cropped it. I have been re stationed to a new mac, and now when I crop a PDF, and place it into an Indesign page the PDF keeps its original size (not cropped)
Is there a setting/Preference in Indesign (or acrobat) that I need to change to keep the cropping I did in acrobat?
If you check on "Show Import Options" in the Place dialog (or simply hold down the Shift key while clicking on the Place button), there will be a dialog that displays options for cropping. This is a "sticky" setting, so perhaps it was already changed on your old workstation.