Trash your prefs. It's not a bug, and you shouldn't even suspect one if it works on some docs but not others.
I too am having fit content problems. Pref trashing did not help.
Trying to debug...
Any ideas welcome.
Peter, I trashed my InDesign preferences, and nothing changed, except that now all of my preferences are gone...
I forgot how annoying the content selector circle thing and the frame edge highlighting thing were. So I guess thanks for reminding me that I paid $600 to upgrade to CS 5.5 just to get a checkbox to disable frame edge highlighting....but the problem with Fit Content Proportionally still persists.
Did you do the backup and manual method, so you could restore the old ones? It's definitely annoying when it doesn't help and you lose the customizations, but it's a ten-second fix if you back up a good set.
On to more troubleshooting. Does it work on another system, or a different user, for those files? Does export to .idml help? (Remove minor corruption by exporting)
I was able to retrieve my preferences via Time Machine.
Exporting to idml and bringing it back in was my first attempt at a fix, because it was only happening on some files and not on others, so I thought it might have been a corruption issue. Whatever is going on, it stays broken even after an idml cleanse.
I can't try it out on another machine because everyone else here is on CS 5 or CS 5.5.
I was able to verify that the problem doesn't exist before CS6 by opening the idml export in CS5.5, where Fit Content Proportionally seems to be working normally. I then saved it, and opened that CS5.5 file in CS6, and the problem was still there.
What happens if you make a new user on your machine and try it in that user?
My IT administrator comes over and gives me a spanking and takes away my macbook pro.
But seriously, I don't know. i will have to try that when I get some time.
It 'seems' that the fit problem, in my case, is only happening with placed Illustrator files. Flattened images (tiff, etc.) work fine. I'll try with a PhotoShop image to see... Will revert.
I've had it happen with .PSD, .TIFF, and .JPG images. Seems more connected to the actual boxes, or possibly to the documents.
How frustrating! PSD are fine in my case. Arrgh.
This is a bug or a big enough change in behavior that it should come with a warning alert the first time you use it. I've replicated it across different 8.0.1 installs and (Mac) OSs.
- Place graphic. I haven't seen a difference among placed graphic types.
- Resize the graphic frame non-proportionally.
- Object=>Fitting=>Fit Content to Frame, so that the content is scaled non-proportionally. (Or select the content and scale it non-proportionally.)
- Object=>Fitting=>Fit Content Proportionally. Nothing happens. (Or, if you scaled the content without fitting it in the previous step, the content may be centered, and it may be scaled, but the proportions won't be changed.)
I suppose you could make an argument that this is more correct than the old behavior—the command now means "Fit without changing the proportions"—but it's a big change, and I doubt anybody wants it to work this way.
Here's a short script that should more or less give the old behavior:
There are certainly some corner cases I've left out. Let me know if you try to use it and it doesn't work right.
Did anyone ever determine a solution for this bug? I am having the same problems Ben Frey described.
Did you try the script I posted?