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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?

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    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 '16 at 21:19
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    This Question needs more specifics. For staff or customers? Is fancy layout and page design crucial? How often does the content change? – Basil Bourque Jan 14 '16 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 '16 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.) – Basil Bourque May 5 '16 at 20:49
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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).
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  • Thanks @steve. It seems to be useful and making sense to what I am trying to do. – atp9 Feb 1 '16 at 20:11
  • Indeed, what I was looking for. – atp9 May 5 '16 at 17:47

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