A method is described for editing graphic objects in an interactive draw graphic system which selectively displays a menu of available editing actions in response to operation of one mouse button by the operator and allows the operator to cursor select the specific edit action from the menu to be made active by operating a second mouse key. The operator may also cursor select the object to be edited by operation of the second mouse key. Once the editing action is selected and made active, the menu is hidden (not displayed) and the editing action remains active in the system until positive steps are taken by the operator to either terminate the edit function or change the active editing action. The operator, therefore, does not have to return to the selection process after each specific editing operation. The previous editing operation is implied for the next edit operation.