Graphics Programs Reference
Toward the center of the Infobar is a Bitmap Name
preview drop-down. Because the bitmap you created in
step 6 is embedded in the Xara Xtreme document, it's
on the list. Choose it; the shape fills (by default) with a
single tile of your flower pattern.
Choose Repeating tile from the Fill Tiling drop-down list.
You'll see a center point
above the bitmap fill,
with two control handles
extending from this point.
Drag one of the outer
points on the control
handle outward to scale
the repeating tile, and then
try rotating the pattern by
dragging the control point
in any direction. Clearly,
you have a seamless tile,
and the steps for creating
scores of your own.
Best for HSV
Moving back to Options, the Units tab is important
for working in a measurement that best suits the
project at hand. You can set the Page units to inches,
pixels, or European units such as metres; before you
press Apply, you'll want to adjust the Nudge size and
Duplication distance. If, for example, you specify
feet when you previously had Nudge size set up for
pixels, you'll receive an attention box about the page
size limit (you can nudge an object by 200 pixels but
not 200 feet). Font units are usually best set up as
measured in points; publishers like to work in points
and occasionally picas when evaluating column
widths. However, if you need to do sign work, you'll
want to use inches, feet, or some other common
non-typographical unit to make certain the logo or
other signage fits on the proposed physical sign.
Page units have nothing to do with rulers; page units
are reflected on the W and H suffixes on the Infobar
when you select an object and are told the size and
the position on the page.