The fill styles provided are monochrome, texture, pattern and colour gradient. For each of the usual fill styles the appropriate options are also provided. For textures however, the associated image in one of the supported bitmap formats must first be loaded. A mouse click in the preview box under ‘Image file’ opens the standard dialog for ‘Open file’. The selected image is automatically scaled to fit the fill area. Using the ‘Save link only’ option, you can decide whether the image, or only the path to the image, should be saved directly in the project file. Saving the image in the project naturally affects the file size, according to the size of the image file. If you only save the path, you should ensure that the image is always accessible over this path. If you change the directory structure, or pass on the project to someone else without the image and path, then the image will no longer be displayed.
In many cases, which are beyond the possibilities for fillings, it is better to insert an image using the ‘Insert image’ function.