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There are many drop-down menus in the top of the Adobe Illustrator window. I would like to have a way to get a tree of these commands with their functions to cal in the script.

For example, for this menu

Edit
---
Undo
Redo
Cut
Copy
Paste
Paste in front
Paste in back
Paste in place
etc.

I would like to have a list somewhat like this: (by commands I mean actionscript commands)

Edit: {
    Undo: {-command for calling undo-}
    Redo: {-commamd for calling redo-}
    Paste: {-command for calling pasting-}
}

etc.

I wonder if it's possible to do this without doing it all by hand? What should I look for?

is something like this still possible? http://kasyan.ho.ua/tips/indesign_script/all/open_menu_item.html

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  • This seems to be an XY Problem You might be better off asking us about what you're trying to achieve, rather than what you think you might have to do in order to achieve it.
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 2 at 8:04
  • Theres no wayto call all menuitems as theres no script interface for all of them. Most notably you can not really call boolean operations on items easily via script
    – joojaa
    Nov 2 at 11:16
  • Menu items do not always equate to a single script command – sometimes they do different things depending on the current selection or other parameters. So you can’t really, beyond linking them to the invoke method (which allows you to explicitly invoke a menu item). Nov 3 at 17:07
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I'm not entirely sure this is what you are after...

However, Adobe does provide shortcut maps in the help files...

Shortcuts Windows macOS
Undo Ctrl + Z Command + Z
Redo Shift + Ctrl + Z Shift + Command + Z
Cut Ctrl + X Command + X
Copy Ctrl + C Command + C
Paste Ctrl + V Command + V
Paste in front Ctrl + F Command + F
Paste at back Ctrl + B Command + B
Paste in place Shift + Ctrl + B Shift + Command + B
Paste on all artboards Alt + Shift + Ctrl + B Option + Shift + Command + B
Check spelling Ctrl + I Command + I
Open the Color Settings dialog box Shift + Ctrl + K Shift + Command + K
Open the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box Alt + Shift + Ctrl + K Option + Shift + Command + K
Open the Preferences dialog box Ctrl + K Command + K

If you want text merely copy/paste from the help page.

Adobe does offer downloadable jpg images with the listings as well...

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https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/default-keyboard-shortcuts.html

They do also offer similar for Adobe Animate: https://helpx.adobe.com/animate/kb/animate-keyboard-shortcuts.html

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