I would like to give an object a striped fill, where the stripes are thin and dense. I chose "stripes 1 : 2" from the Pattern Fill menu but the pattern was too coarse. Online help suggested that after selecting the object, handles for controlling the scale, orientation and origin of the pattern should appear. However, I could not find them so for now I'm relying on scaling the objects up without resizing the pattern, then scaling down while resizing the pattern.
Is there a better way to do this, or did I miss a way to find the above-mentioned handles?