Choose View - Toolbars - Drawing to open the Drawing toolbar, if it is not already open.
Drawing objects can be subsequently edited and modified. Drawing objects created in this way are vector graphics, which you can scale freely without any loss of quality.
To create a rectangle, click the rectangle icon and move your cursor to the place in the document where you want one corner of the rectangle to be. Press the mouse button and hold it down while dragging to the opposite corner of the rectangle. When you release the mouse button, the rectangle is inserted in the document. It is selected, and you can edit its properties through the context menu.
To draw multiple objects of the same type, double-click the icon. To draw multiple objects of the same type, double-click the icon. Draw multiple objects of the same type. Click the document without moving the mouse to stop drawing objects.
If you want the dimension line to be the same length as the side of a nearby object, hold down the Command Ctrl key while dragging. To constrain the dimension line to 45 degrees, hold down the Shift key while dragging.
Holding down the Shift key while dragging restricts the created object. For example, instead of a rectangle you get a square, instead of an ellipse you get a circle. When you drag a handle of an existing object with Shift held down, the aspect ratio of the object is retained.
To scale the objects, first select them by clicking on them with the selection tool. You then see eight handles around the object. When you drag one of the four corner handles, the opposite corner remains fixed while the other three corners move. When you drag one of the side handles, the opposite side remains fixed.
To select an object that is covered by other objects, hold down Option Alt and click through the objects until you reach the underlying object. To cycle through the objects in reverse order, hold down Option Alt+Shift when you click.
To move draw objects, first select them. To select more than one object, press the Shift key while clicking. Select text objects by clicking exactly on their edge. While holding down the mouse button, drag the objects to the new location.
To move a selected frame or object, press an arrow key. To move by one pixel, hold down Option Alt, and then press an arrow key.
To enter text to be a part of a graphics object, select the object and start typing your text. Click outside the object to end entering text. Double-click text inside an object to edit the text.
To revert to normal text mode after creating and editing draw objects, click in an area of the document containing no draw or other objects. If you see a drawing cursor, first exit this mode by clicking the Select icon.