NOTE: We recommend checking out our new Menus app, which lets you create complex menus entirely within your Mira Dashboard. You can find a walkthrough for using the Menus app here.
For restaurants, bars, dispensaries, and more, digital menus are a key part of effective digital signage. With Mira, the Pictures, Flyers, and Slideshows apps are all flexible enough to power any digital menus that you've designed in-house. But if your menus change frequently, if they're particularly extensive, or if you just want Mira to handle the layout, the Tables app is a perfect fit.
1. Download the Menu Template file that's right for your business. Open it with Microsoft Excel and fill it out using your inventory information. Keep in mind that these files are guidelines. You should feel free to add or remove columns as needed!
2. On the Mira Dashboard, click the Add Content button next to the screen or group you want to publish your menu to.
3. Click the + button to add new content, then click “Import Table”.
4. Add your menu details. Choose a name that describes the menu you're creating, then click “Spreadsheet” and choose the spreadsheet you want to use for your menu. Next, click “Image” and choose the picture you want to use. Finally, set the duration—that is, how long your menu should appear on the screen—then click the Save button.
5. Make sure your new content is selected, then click “Add To Screen”. If you want to add your new content to your existing content loop, click Loop Forever. If you want to schedule your content to play at a specific time in the future, click “Schedule For…”
6. Review your new content loop, then click Publish to deploy it to your screen. This is your chance to change the order of your default content or set the schedule you want your want your scheduled content to follow.
- If your spreadsheet has more items than can fit on your screen at once, Mira will automatically cycle through your menu items so they all get screen time.
- If you don't have Microsoft Excel, you can edit our templates or create your own menus in Google Sheets, Apple Numbers, or OpenOffice.org.
- Regardless of what spreadsheet software you use, make sure you export your spreadsheet as a .xlsx file.
- If you have several suitable photos you'd like to rotate through, you can repeat steps 2-4 for each image. Use the same spreadsheet each time, then add all the different versions of your menu to your screen in step 5.
- If your inventory ever changes, edit your spreadsheet to reflect the changes and upload it again using the Spreadsheet field.