I've used Indesign a lot and am pretty proficient in it. Suddenly, after the last update, when I go to resize an image on a page (on Mac) and I do the normal sequence of holding Command + clicking on the corner of the frame + holding Shift to maintain the proportion + dragging to resize - this does not act as expected. It doesn't keep the proportion, it doesn't resize the frame with the image - it just kind of chooses a crop. I tried selecting/deselecting the "auto-fit" button and I've tried selecting/deselecting "content-aware fit" and no change. Of course this has to happen while I'm on a deadline... This is so infuriating. Can anyone help please! TIA
You may want to try this sequence instead:
I suspect this will get you better, more consistent results than what you're doing now. I know when I cut it close holding down the Command/Control+Shift keys when drag-sizing elements I sometimes lose. It's especially maddening when I'm pushing a job at deadline. Forcing myself to use the sequence above, with deliberate effort and timing, has greatly reduced my stress level. It's worked for me.
Hope this helps,
still NOT working! March 2020. Still ongoing unfixed, relentless bug.
Constantly having to restart to fix? (sometimes works, sometimes doesn't) WTH Adobe?
Try rebooting the computer and then only open InDesign. Is it working now?
Other applications can interfere with the modifier keys in InDesign.
EDIT: here are a few resources on this topic. TL:DR—anti-virus apps, bowsers, and browser extensions are the most likely culprits.
Some random thoughts:
Enabling 'Autofit' has fixed the issue for me.
Thank you everyone for the help! I was seriously annoyed with InDesign for a bit there ugh... I closed every program & restarted my computer and somehow the old function of Command+Shift and drag started working again. Hope fully this doesn't start happening all the time. I'll look into what could be interfering though.
It's doing it to me suddenly today too! Going to restart as worked for you, but how annoying. Fingers crossed it works for me. Is Adobe aware of this and going to fix it?
I've restarted, kept all other programs closed, and it's still not working. Any other ideas?? I have a document due tonight and I don't want to recreate from scratch just to resize. Help?!
Try going to the properties tab of the image and clicking 'Auto-Fit' under Frame Fitting.