This page contains information for Pachyderm authors, including downloadable templates and guides, a link to the Pachyderm Frame Editor (beta version), and more.
Pachyderm Services Problem Report
If you have an account on one of the NMC’s hosted Pachyderm services, please use our problem report form to let us know how Pachyderm is misbehaving – this will give us all the information needed to respond.
Pachyderm User Manuals
Ready to get started? Download the Pachyderm User Manual, a comprehensive guide to authoring in Pachyderm. As you plan your presentations, try the Template Workbook: printable, full-sheet template blanks to help you map out your screens.
- Pachyderm 2.0 User Manual (525k PDF)
A comprehensive guide to authoring in Pachyderm
- Template Workbook (44k PDF)
Printable, full-sheet template blanks for planning your presentations
- Grid-Based Template Workbook (140k PDF)
Printable tables for each template, specifying media types and allowable content. (by Jared Bendis, Case Western Reserve University)
Pachyderm Email Lists
Several email lists exist for Pachyderm users. If you are interested in any of these, you may self-subscribe by sending a blank email to the address next to the list(s) that interest you.
- Pachyderm News List (list name: pachyderm-news; firstname.lastname@example.org)
For announcements pertaining to the Pachyderm Project.
- Pachyderm Users’ List (list name: pachy-users; email@example.com)
For user-related items of interest. Ask questions of other Pachyderm users, share projects and ideas, and receive notice of scheduled maintenance and bug fixes.
Pachyderm Developers’ List (list name: pachy-dev; firstname.lastname@example.org)
For programmers who are working on the open-source code and/or installing Pachyderm servers.
Custom Frame Editor (BETA)
Put your own brand on your presentations! Change the color of the background frame, add text, graphics, and links, and create your own custom frame. The beta version of the Pachyderm Frame Editing Tool is available for you to try.
- Pachyderm Frame Editor
Please use the instructions (below) for best results.
- Instructions for Pachyderm Frame Editor (36k PDF)
Two-page instructions for creating and using your own custom Pachyderm frames.
Or make your own frame in Photoshop and add it yourself. This method allows you more freedom than the Frame Editor. If you know how to use Photoshop, this method is for you. Please read the instructions below and then download the root_border file.