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I would like to use the paint bucket to fill in the background with black and white circles evenly spaced apart. What is this called?

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Try looking up offset duplicate. –  digitxp Aug 24 '11 at 2:10
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You can use the clone tool :

  • Select the object
  • Menu -> Edition -> Clone... -> Create Tiled Clones
  • "Symmetry" tab, then "P1 -> translation"
  • Choose the number of rows/columns you want
  • ???
  • Profit

Then, you can fill arbitrary shapes with the result, by selecting all the clones, then Menu Object -> Patters -> Object to Pattern (Alt-i)

Then in any shape you have, you can fill it with this newly created pattern.

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