I can't get objects to scale proportionally using the scale tool.
The usual holding the shift key doesn't work.
So how do I grab a corner drag it to a new proportionate size?
Personally, I never got into the habit of using the Scale tool as it seems superflous. If you use the Selection tool (Black arrow) and hold Cmd or Ctrl (press the key first on Windows before you click) then drag, tthe conten of the frame will resize with the frame. Add the Shift key to resize proportionally.
Thanks for the help.
I've been having problems with this ever since I switched to CS4.
I don't know exactly how it's different from my older version but I never used to have a problem with it.
I only started trying to use the scaling tool because I was having trouble doing it with the selection tool.
I'm really retired now and only do an occasional job so I'm not using it on a day to day basis which makes it harder to remember this stuff.
Waht's differnt is something happened in Windows so that scaling only works right if you press the Ctrl key before you click the mouse. If you don't it gets ignored and the content doesn't resize. I reported the bug at the time, but it lives on.
Do you know where I can set the reference point for the scale proportional command? I upgraded from CS4, where I could drag a corner to scale proportionally. However, in CS6, when I hold down Cmd+Opt+Shift (Mac), it is only allowing me to scale from the center. I haven't been able to find any preferences to set this -- nor does it respond to when I set the "reference point" in the upper left of the tool bar. Any help would be appreciated.