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Click on the 'Options of Selected Object' button (second from left) at the bottom of the Brushes palette, then select the flip along path option.
You're right but it works only for arrows with a single head at the end of the path.
When you select an arrow symbol point to apply several times along the path (setting the spacing and other parameters...) you cannot access the "Flip along path" option!
The other solution would be reversing the path itself and not the brush settings... I wish I was more proficient in Illustrator!
Sorry, I found a solution. I can use the Rotate to 180° in order to change the direction of my arrow symbols. It works!
Just use the pen tool to click on the SELECTED endpoint of a path to reverse its direction. It seems you can't rely on 180 rotate on an asymetrical path like an S-curve
Other drawing programs have a proper Reverse Path command. Illustrator doesn't. Illustrator has a Reverse Path Direction button in the Attributes palette, but it only works on subpaths of compound paths. (Very lame.)
1. Select any number of paths, including paths that have Brushes applied to them.
THe Reverse path direction is handy when you want to change the way a fill works on closed path that crosses itself. But your right, it would be So much better if it worked on ANY path.
Thanks for the Script BTW,works great.
Thanks, JET for the scripts. I just came across them today when Illustrator's lack of ability (or obvious location of this function) finally got to me enough to search for answers.
Your work is much appreciated!