In my previous version of InDesign, I used to be able to resize a box with my mouse and key commands and it would hold the "anchor" determined by the reference point clicked. (holding shift-option-command and using the mouse)
But now, in CS6, when resizing that way the box always anchors according to the center of the box - no matter which of the 9 reference points are checked. I'd rather not have to go to Object>Transform>Scale... and then enter in percentages. Too many steps.
Is there another way? Or is there a preference I can change?
Try leaving out the Option key....
According to the InDesign Help file:
Do one of the following:
(Windows) Start InDesign, and then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.
(Mac OS) While pressing Shift+Option+Command+Control, start InDesign. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.