Image Editing Tools
A – Direct selection. Used for selecting an object within the page to work on.
C – Scissor. It is intended to cut in between and reshape paths and objects.
D – Apply default fill and stroke colors to the selected objects.
E – Free transform. It is used to transform the selected object through scaling to reduce or increase size. It is also used to rotate the object in its place.
F – Rectangle frame tool. It is a photo box tool used for rectangularly selecting an area to insert your image or text.
G – Gradient swatch tool. It is a pattern of multiple blended colors for filling objects, text or the whole page as background
H – Hand tool. Used to grab the page for easy page navigation.
I – Eyedropper. Used to copy the exact color of a certain point in the workspace.
J – Toggle text and object control. Switching from text to object control or vice versa.
K – Measure tool. Used to measure the distance between two points by dragging. Learn how to measure units and use ruler in InDesign.
L – Elipse tool. For creating circles and ovals.
M – Rectangle tool. For creating rectangles and boxes
N – Pencil. Writing tool.
O – Shear. Used to split path and objects.
P – Pen. Writing Tool
R – Rotate tool.
S – Scale. Used to resize object.
T – Type tool. A tool used to insert text.
V – Selection Tool
W – Toggle setting between default and preview. It is used to switch from default workspace to preview.
X – Swap fill and stroke activation. a shift between fill and outline use.
Z – Zoom tool. To view larger (Zoom In) or to view smaller (Zoom Out)