I've got an InDesign document with 100 A4 pages.

I've got 100 assets (a mixture of .jpg and .pdf files) and I want to place 1 per page. If an image is not the proportion of the A4 page I would like to get it as big as it can be on the page before it hits into the margin. Ex. if it's a portrait image it should be as large as it can be before hits the top/bottom margin. If it's a landscape image it should be as large as it can be before hits the left/right margin.

At the moment I'm dragging each file across and resizing them manually. Is it possible just drop them on the page and get them auto resized ?

1 Answer 1


Having the A4 image frame at the master layout, drag the image at the page, then:

Menu Object > Fitting > Fit Content Proportionally

Cmd + Alt + Shift + E Mac

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E Win


Menu Object > Fitting > Fit Frame Proportionally

Cmd + Alt + Shift + C Mac

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C Win

  • is there a way to set the default fitting option for a document. Also if i create an image frame in the master page, then on a slave page when i input and then delete an image it removes the frame, why is this ? I thought items taken from a master page could not be effected on subsequent slave pages
    – sam
    Commented Apr 21, 2019 at 20:43

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.