9.2.1 The Vertical Toolbar The Standard Mouse Pointer The Hand Tool The Eraser Tool The Layer Tool The Text Tool The Image Tool The Table Tool The View Tool The Routine Group Tool The Relationship Tools

The vertical toolbar shows on the left sidebar when an EER diagram tab is selected. The tools on this toolbar assist in creating EER diagrams.

Figure 9.8 The Vertical Toolbar

The vertical toolbar

Clicking a tool changes the mouse pointer to a pointer that resembles the tool icon, indicating which tool is active. These tools can also be activated from the keyboard by pressing the key associated with the tool. Hover the mouse pointer over a toolbar icon to display a description of the tool and its shortcut key.

A more detailed description of each of these tools follows.