This chapter introduces Illustrator’s tools, menus, palettes, and measurement systems.
The Toolbox contains 74 tools that are used for object creation and editing. If the Toolbox is hidden, choose Window > Tools to show it. To move the Toolbox, drag its top bar. Click once on a visible tool to select it, or click and hold on a tool that has a tiny arrowhead to choose a related tool from a pop-out menu. Some tools have a related options dialog box; double-click the tool to open it.