Adjust Settings for drawing or editing shapes in illustrator

Before you draw or edit a shape, you can adjust the settings to create exactly what you require.

Select a tool by double clicking its icon, double click on the icon again to access a menu with its settings.

E.G: To move or copy an object, select the object and double click the black arrow in the menu bar. A dialog box will pop up, you can specify the size and location and rotation of the new object.

Click “OK” to move the existing object or “Copy” to make a copy according to the specified parameters.