TUtorials > Google Fusion > Exporting and Embedding Views
At the moment, it appears that views (charts, maps, summary tables) produced in Fusion are set up to work best when used on the web by embedding their HTML code. Views can also be published/shared via Google itself, enabling charts and maps to be instantly available online and dynamically updated any time you change your data in the table. Finally, there is a low-tech trick outlined below to embed Fusion views in a document.
Sharing/Publishing Fusion Views Via Google
1. The default setting provided by Google for tables and views created in Fusion is private, meaning it is not shared with anybody. You should notice that the "Share" box in the upper right hand corner of your main Fusion screen is greyed out, as per the original settings offered when you initially uploaded the table. Only you, logged in to your Google account, can access the table or its views.
2. A note of caution: be aware of what you are making public. If you have obtained proprietary data that you have now worked and analyzed, even though you are not publishing for a commercial purpose, you likely must cite the source for that data when published online. Pay attention to issues like copyright for images and written works, taking care that you are not reproducing protected material without attribution. Read through user guidelines for data you have obtained. If in doubt, err on the side of not sharing your data publicly.
3. As with its other products, Google offers several different levels of sharing. On the original table menu, click File > Share... From the "Share Settings" menu, you will have the option of selecting who may have access to your table. In addition to yourself as owner, you can choose what level of access others will have. Click on the "Change..." link to the right of the "Anyone" entry to bring up Google's share options:
For a summary of Google's sharing options, click here.
4. Note that Share settings appear to be global--you can't make the table private, but share the maps and charts.
5. Once you set the share settings to something other than private, the maps and charts can be embedded or viewed online. From either the map or chart menu, select Tools > Publish. This will give you both the URL for the published map/chart, as well as the HTML code which can be placed on your website. Again, the map/chart will be dynamic: when you update or change any rows in your original table, the chart or map embedded in your website will update as well.
Placing a Map or Chart in a Document (Low Tech)
1. Google does not appear to play nice when it comes to Fusion with options like capturing map/chart images to paste them into documents, or even saving its published map/chart webpage as an htm document. If a map or chart needs to be placed within a document for a course assignment or to print out, the best option at present appears to be making a screen capture (for those using Windows) and saving it to the clipboard.
2. To do this, bring up a view of your map or chart from within Fusion. It is recommended that you zoom in on this web page to bring up a larger, more detailed image. This can be done by hitting Ctrl + Shift + (+) (Control, shift, and the plus sign). (To zoom back out, select Control and the minus (-) sign). Once you are zoomed in, hit Ctrl + Alt + Print Screen to capture the active window.
3. In your open document, select paste, which will place the image in your document. Some document software will then allow you to resize so that it fits with your written text. If you are using Microsoft Word, you will also be able to crop the image, enabling you to exclude border images you don't need. Google Docs does not seem to have cropping capability, even in its Drawing application (available from Insert > Drawing from your Google Document menu). There are ways to work around this, such as pasting the screen capture into Microsoft Paint or some other image editor, saving it, cropping it, and then re-uploading it as an inserted image into your document.
4. Screen capture controls for Mac (OS X) are available here.
5. The result loses a little of its sharpness, and it won't, of course, have dynamic updating, but it will be in the right spot if you need the map or chart for a document or a power point.