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4. 'Insert' Menu

Insert Menu

You can use a number of formats to add  content to your site using the Insert drop-down menu. Note: each uploaded file or image has a 10 MB limit.

You can insert an Image into your document from the Insert drop-down menu. It will allow you to browse and choose from pictures already on your computer,  or you can insert a picture from the web by inserting the URL. Once the image is inserted into your site, you'll be able to align the picture on the left, center, or right. You'll also have a limited range of choices of sizes to use, and the ability to turn text-wrap on or off.

This option allows you to create a link to a web address or another page on the site. If you choose to link to an existing page on the site, you can get a list of recent pages or changes or you can use Google Search to find the page you'd like to link to. You also have the option to Create a new page that will link to the page you are editing.

Table of contents
A Table of contents is created from the headings on a page. You will have to have formatted your page using heading and sub-headings found under Format to take advantage of this feature. When you create a Table of contents, it is added to the top of the page. To choose a different place, put your cursor where you would like the Table of contents to appear on the page before inserting it.

Sub-page listing
You can create a listing of pages that are associated with the Home page. This is one way to help keep your information organized.

Horizontal line
Simply adds a horizontal line. Good for separating topics on a page.

Google... tools

When you enable AdSense, Google will place targeted text and image ads on your site. You receive a payment when people click on the adds in your site.Click here to find out more information.

Google Tools
There is a list of Google tools that can easily be inserted into your webpage. When you select one, you'll get this pop-up box of choices:

Google Docs
To insert a Google Doc, highlight the tool of the content you would like to insert. If you don't see it, or remember its name, you can use the Search box to help find it. Select the file you would like to insert and press Select. Your content will be inserted onto your webpage.

As when you insert a Google Doc, you will have a limited number of choices to align your file. However, when you click the Properties option, you will be able to make some choices about whether you want a border around the content, you can choose a title and elect to have it included, and you can determine the size of the inserted content.
You'll notice that the content does not show in the Edit mode. Once you Save, you will be able to see the page as any viewer will.

Note: The Sharing permissions you gave your Google Docs files will determine the ease with which viewers will be able to see the inserted docs. If you chose to limit the viewing permission to only those you have invited, other viewers will receive a message telling them that they need to request permission to view your doc. You will be notified by e-mail of their request. If you would like everyone to be able to see your document, chose Get the link to share and check the Allow anyone with the link to view (no sign-in required) box.

You can insert a map you've saved in Google Maps by pasting the Google Maps link at the bottom of the popup or you can choose it from a list of My Maps.  You can insert also insert a map and add a place marker by selecting Maps.
When you search for an address, a placemark will appear at the location with the address. You can then edit the name of the marker. You can also click on the map and Drop a placemark in that location. You will be able to edit its name also.
Click on Select and the map will be inserted into your site. 

As with other Google tool inserts, you will be able to align the map and choose whether or not to have text wrap. When select Properties, you will be able to give the map a title and decide whether or not it should have a border. You'll also be able to change the height and width of the map.

Picassa Photo 
You can easily add photos from your public Picassa Photo albums. When you choose Picassa Photo, a list of your photo albums will appear along with thumbnails in each album. If you have tagged photos, you can search for photos.
Select the photo you want, and it'll be inserted onto your page.  You can align your photo and decide if you would like text wrap. You also have a limited number of size choices. If the photo you chose is one you took, your name will appear in the lower right corner when the photo appears on your page.

If you are unable to find the photo in your Picassa album, you can Upload photos into an existing album, or create a new album from the Insert menu. Browse the files on  your computer, chose Open, use the drop down menu under Images will be added to this Picassa album, and press Upload. The photo will not only be added to your Picassa photo abum, it will also be inserted into your document.

You'll notice that the content does not show in the Edit mode. Once you Save, you will be able to see the page as any viewer will.

Picassa Web Slideshow

You can insert a Picassa photo album in your site and have it play as a slideshow. You'll first have to go to your Picassa account, making sure you have chosen to make the album public when you created it.  After you choose the album you'd like to insert, go to the right sidebar. Under Shared with, your will find Link to this album>. When you click on it, it will give you a drop-down menu. 

Copy the URL in the Paste link in email or IM box.

Return to your webpage. In the Editmode, choose Insert>Picassa Web slideshow.

In thePaste the URL of your PicassaWeb album box, enter the URL. You'll be able to select the size  of the slideshow, decide if you'd like to show caption, chose to autoplay, include a border, and change the title of your slideshow.  Choose Save to insert the slideshow onto your webpage.


You can add a Google Video or YouTube video to your site.  First, open GoogleVideo or YouTube. If you want to share a video you have uploaded,  make sure you have chosen to make the video public.  After you choose the video you'd like to insert, go to the right sidebar.  You'll find the URL for the video there. 

Copy it and return to your webpage. In the Edit mode, choose Insert>Video.Choose either Google Video or YouTube

In the Paste the URL of your Google/YouTube video  box, enter the URL. You'll be able to decide if you'd like to include a border and change the title of your video.  Choose Save to insert the video into your webpage.

You'll notice that the content does not show in the Edit mode. Once you Save, you will be able to see the page as any viewer will.