Editing Tool ↩
- Crosshair cursor
- Contextual menus
The Editing Tool is an interactive tool to edit visual glyph data such as contours, anchors, components, guidelines, images, etc.
|click (no selection)||Deselect all.|
|click + drag (no selection)||Select all points inside the selection marquee.|
|click + drag (no selection) + ⌥||Select only the off-curve points inside the selection marquee.|
|click + drag (no selection) + ⌥ + ⌘||Select all the anchors inside the selection marquee.|
|click on a point||Select the point.|
|⇧ + click||Add or remove from current selection.|
|click + drag||Move selected points.|
|⇧ + click + drag||Move selected points on x, y or 45° axis.|
|⌥ + click + drag||
|⌃ + click + drag||Copies the selection while dragging.|
|⌥ + click + drag (single BCP selection)||BCP becomes non-smooth.|
|⌘ + ⌥ + click + drag (single BCP selection)||BCP becomes smooth, and the BCP value is mirrored on the other BCP (if there is one).|
|⌘ + drag smooth point||
|join / close contour||If a contour is open, and first or last on-curve point is dragged on top of another first or last on-curve point, the contours are joined or closed.|
|tab||Jump to the next on-curve point.|
Use ⇪ (Caps Lock) + ⌘ + arrow keys to move a smooth point between its handles using the keyboard instead of the mouse.
If the option Use Shift 45° constrain is selected in the Glyph View Preferences, angles will be constrained to multiples of 45° degrees instead of 90°.
|⇧ + click||Add segment to selection.|
|click + drag (single segment selection)||Move the selected segments around.|
|⌥ + click + drag (single segment selection)||
|⌥ + ⇧ + click + drag (single segment selection)||
|⌘ + click drag (single segment selection)||
|⇧ + click + drag (single segment selection)||Constrain translation angle to multiples of 90° (or 45°). Works also while ⌥ and/or ⌘ are down.|
|⌃ + click + drag||Copy the selected segment while dragging.|
|⌘ + ⌥ (no selection)||Add point to segment.|
|double click||Select contour.|
|click + drag (in/on selection)||Move the selection.|
|⇧ + click + drag (in/on selection)||Constrain translation angle to multiples of 90° (or 45°).|
|click||Select the component.|
|⇧ + click||Toggles the component selection.|
|drag||Move the components around.|
|⇧ + drag||Constrain translation angle to multiples of 90° (or 45°).|
|triple click (in the component)||Go to the base glyph for editing.|
Jump to layer
To quickly switch between layers, you can double click on a layer outline.
Copy & Paste
|paste||Paste clipboard contents into the current glyph.|
Copy & Paste from external sources like Adobe Illustrator or other vector drawing applications happens from a PDF paste board.
The Editing Tool shows a crosshair cursor while moving a selection – this helps to visually align the selection bounds to another shape or guideline.
This feature can be turned on/off in the Glyph View Preferences under the option Draw dragging cross lines.
Contextual menus can be opened using a right-click. Depending on the current selection and on where you click, a different menu will be shown.