Transform

Transform let users transform selections or whole the glyph. Transform is available when the Editing Tool is active. To switch to transform mode can either be through the Application Menu Transform or command-T or you can create a Hot Key in the Preferences. Double click the selection will also switch into transform mode.

Double click outside the transform box will deactivate transform.

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Once users switched into transform mode it possible to translate, scale, rotate and skew the selection.

Translate

Move the selection around. Translate is the default transform setting. (square corner points)

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click + drag translate the selection
click + drag one of the four corners or their middle points scale the selection
drag + shift translate moves the selection on x, y or 45° axis
drag + shift one of the four corners of their middle points scale on x, y, 45° axis or proportional based on the transform box of the selection

Scale

Scale the selection. Activated when command is down. (diamond corner points)

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click + drag start scaling the selection
drag + shift scale on x, y, 45° axis or proportional based on the bounding box of the selection

Skew

Skew the selection. Activated when command + alt is down. (triangular corner points)

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click + drag skew around the mouse down point
drag + shift skew on x, y or 45° axis

Read more: Editing Tool, Inspector