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The problem is most likely in your choice of cropping otpions when you imported the art. Choosing "art" or "bounding box" results in a tight crop to the actual content, but it also means when you update the art the area that is in use may change, and your art will scale in ID. Choosing "crop" or "media" instead will require you to manually adjust the frame to the content, but it will not scale when updating.
Thanks. I looked at the crop options, but that solution comes with penalties that are worse than the original problem. I would have to reset the Illustrator artboard to fit Illustrator's content. Or I would have to manually resize all frames on placement, etc. (can never use "Fit Frame to Content").
I still have CS3 running, so I went into an old document and saw that the crop option was set to default on "Bounding Box" and when changed in Illustrator, it neither scaled the image nor changed the frame size. CS3 was handling it properly. CS5 is not.
I'm still hoping someone has a simple solution to this.
Do you have “preserve image dimensions when relinking” selected in your preferences?
"I would have to reset the Illustrator artboard to fit Illustrator's
In CS5 that's really easy to do. What's the problem with that option?
That did it. I had seen the "Preserve image dimensions when relinking" check box, but assumed it should be checked to keep the dimensions fixed from the source, not the opposite. When checked, it remembers transformations made within InDesign. When unchecked, it maintains the source file parameters.
EDIT: Just FYI, but I just manually scaled an image, and THAT scale is retained as it should be when the image is updated/relinked. All is good. Thanks.