Inkscape: Can not get "Pattern Along Path" feature to work as I need it


Question

I am using Inkscape's "Pattern Along Path" feature. And I think I am having problem because Inkscape is rotating my pattern 90 degrees from the orientation I would prefer.

I've a "path":

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 .
  .
 .
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 .

And a pattern:

ooo

And want to get this:

ooo
 ooo
  ooo
 ooo
ooo
 ooo

But I keep getting this:

o
 o
  o
 o
o
 o

Is there a way to force the "Pattern Along Path" feature change (rotate) how it draws the pattern onto the path?

Added later...

This is a snap shot of the image I am working on next to the "Pattern Along Path" dialog:

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To place the "O" pattern onto the line on the left, I click on the past icon (clip-board with paper, 3rd from the left under "Pattern source"). If I click on "Pattern is vertical" before applying the "O" pattern, the selected line on the left disappears. If I click on "Pattern is vertical" again, the line is restored. If I click on "Pattern is vertical" again, then click on the past icon, then click on "Pattern is vertical" again, the line is restored but looks just as above (the "O" pattern only 1 wide along the length of the line).

This is Inkscape 0.91 running on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:

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7/13/2016 12:56:00 AM

Accepted Answer

In Inkskape there are two different plugins to be used to put a pattern along a path:

Live effect

Extension

The plugins are slightly different. In this case I suggest you to use the Extension and select "Pattern is vertical" and "Duplicate the pattern before deformation" option.

Snake deformation type:

Snake deformation

Ribbon deformation type:

Ribbon deformation

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7/13/2016 2:26:00 PM

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