Step 12: (Optional) Make Highlight Pages
Instead of adjusting the embed code, we're just going to have to do some cutting and pasting in Photoshop.
First, zoom to the level of detail you want in your highlight page. I find the second or third lowest zoom to be good. Next , be sure you click on the arrow to minimize the sidebar and give yourself the greatest map area visible on-screen (see the first image). Then hit Print Screen to capture an image of the entire monitor screen.
For this next part, you can either make another Action or do it the manual way. Since I went over making an Action in Step 8, I'll just show the individual things I do recording the Action.
0.) Make a new file that's about 500 pixels wider and taller than your typical map page (mine were 1500 by 2100 pixels so I made it 2000 by 2600) and make sure you set the resolution to 200 ppi.
1.) Make the new Action, call it "Google Maps Crop' or something like that - recording should start
2.) Ctrl + N
3.) Ctrl + V
4.) Use the Marquee tool to select the area of the map you want to crop
5.) Ctrl + C
6.) Ctrl + W
(the screen should now be focused on the new file you made in step 0)
7.) Ctrl + V
8.) Stop Recording
Then it's a simple task of moving the different parts so they all line up, crop the image to the right size (1500 by 2100 in my case), and saving as a PNG.
Also, don't forget to add the scale like in Step 8, if you want to.
When you add these to the Word file, be sure to add a Text Box that labels the highlighted area. That can be found under Insert->Text Box. Do this instead of typing text normally since you can move the Text Box anywhere on the page without messing up the map piece alignment.