Create a blank new folder for this. Once you have this folder, you should not move any of the files from it, or you risk breaking links to the images. The folder will evantually will have the following in it:
Create an HTML file with text, graphics, and other standard features such as a reference list, with very simple formatting. Fancy formatting that does not export is a waste of time and leads to a poor product.
|Create a point database with the LAT/LONG location where you want
the introduction to appear. Use the field names (the top row)
exactly as shown to the left.
Create the file in Excel, save as a CSV file (File, Save As, and pick the file type), and import into MICRODEM.
Export the database to KML, from the Report button's popup menu, and Google Earth (or a comparable program you have selected to open KML files) will automatically open it. The quick option will work. If the export hangs up, it is likely that your Word document is not very KISSABLE. Three finger salute, and then fix the Word document (start with the figures).
|The icon or a push pin will appear at the specified location.
A red X for broken link means the icon file was not in the correct
In this case "F.A.T.A" is the label from the database (in the NAME field), and "Landi Kotal" is Google's text from the "Borders and Labels" layer, which happens to display at the chosen location, which you can turn off if desired in the GE table of contents.
|Clicking on the icon or push pin brings up the HTML page, with graphics and
You can also bring up the page by clicking on the link for the record in the Google Earth table of contents in the "Places" panel.
Save the resulting KML/KMZ files by right clicking on the entry in the Google Earth list of layers, and picking "Save Place As". Select KMZ, as it will give you a single zipped file with all the graphics included. You may want to rename it first, and adjust the folder layout used (Clean up KML exports). This file is buried in a directory, but since the directory only has one entry, access to your file will be easier if you highlight and save the lower entry as highlighted above.
Last revision 12/6/2021