Tiled clones is the option you will want to use.  Do a google search on "a free guide to inkscape" and go to the section on tiled clones.  Tav has put together a very nice guide, and I believe a hard copy is available through lulu.com as well. 


On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 7:55 AM, Jeremy C. Reed <reed@reedmedia.net> wrote:
I am looking for documentation or tool to repeat a small SVG image to
create a background pattern.

For example if my image is "X". I want it repeated like:

   X   X   X   X   X   X

 X   X   X   X   X   X

   X   X   X   X   X   X

 X   X   X   X   X   X

   X   X   X   X   X   X

 X   X   X   X   X   X

(Or something similar to that. Hopefully your email client doesn't break
my nice formatting above.)

I don't want to do this manually (of copying and aligning each image). And
I need the final version to keep the "scalable" properties just in case I
need to resize.

Thanks

 Jeremy C. Reed

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