I need help in creating hotel menus. I want to create a hotel menu (which is going to be displayed on 65" LED screen).

I know that it is doable using Microsoft Publisher but I am looking for specific software (open source) and some basic guidelines if anyone knows about?

  • 2
    Could you include more detailed requirements? Basically, a simple ASCII text could be displayed on that screen. What features would you need? A database behind it to pick items from? A gallery for pictures? Graphic design stuff? Templates? What would make your wanted software "specific"?
    – Izzy
    Jan 8, 2016 at 21:19
  • 1
    This Question needs more specifics. For staff or customers? Is fancy layout and page design crucial? How often does the content change? Jan 14, 2016 at 8:10
  • Well, I guess 65" LED for customers. And I can deal with internal stuffs (either design or layout). All what I needed was a software to do either. That's the forum meant for. isn't it? @BasilBourque.
    – atp9
    May 5, 2016 at 17:48
  • @tbp_09 Stack Exchange is not a forum. Not intended for meandering open-ended discussions. The key to a Stack Exchange is narrowly defined questions on a specific topic, focused like a laser on a particular issue. You can read about the creators’ intentions here and here. (StackOverflow was their first edition of a Stack Exchange.) May 5, 2016 at 20:49

1 Answer 1


Possibly more generic that you would like but I would recommend taking a look at using LibreOffice - Specifically the Impress presentation tool.

  • Free both Gratis & Open Source
  • Cross platform - available for Windows, OS-X & Linux
  • Lots of templates or you could prepare and keep your own
  • Integrates with the Base database so you could build up a database of items with descriptions and use a selector to get this weeks menu, (possibly with a separate output of the list of ingredients that you need to hand).
  • You can either have a static display, (which could also be done with Writer) or a Dynamic display that changes with time, with various transitions.
  • Lots of export options including HTML for web content so you could use the one menu for both the LCD display and your website.
  • You could even consider using a RasberryPi to do your display on the LCD.
  • You can add custom dictionaries so as to ensure that dish names are correctly spelt, (including correct accents).
  • Thanks @steve. It seems to be useful and making sense to what I am trying to do.
    – atp9
    Feb 1, 2016 at 20:11
  • Indeed, what I was looking for.
    – atp9
    May 5, 2016 at 17:47

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.