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Reversing a Path's Direction

The direction of a path or text-path can be reversed using Transform->Reverse Path. For example, the path in Figure 8.30 has a bar start marker, pointed arrow mid-markers and a LaTeX style arrow end marker. Figure 8.30(a) shows the original path, and Figure 8.30(b) shows the reversed path. Note that all the control points are in the same place, but their ordering has changed.

In Figure 8.31, the text-path in Figure 8.31(a) is reversed to form Figure 8.31(b). Note that the text now starts from the right instead of the left, since the first control point is now on the right, and it is upside-down.

   
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 (a) (b)  
Figure 8.30: Reversing the direction of a path: (a) original path; (b) reversed path-- the vertices are in the same location, but the order has been reversed.

   
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 (a) (b)  
Figure 8.31: Reversing the direction of a text-path: (a) original text-path; (b) reversed text-path-- the vertices are in the same location, but the order has been reversed so the text starts from the other end.



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