I have been working in ArcGIS to convert shapefiles into kml files using ArcGIS toolbox. The resulted kml/kmz contain some extra set of information in the description field that is used to show a pop-up screen when clicked on a record. This is really unwanted for me and I am required to delete this html links. I open each of the records and remove all html code from their Description field. Does anyone know whether there is an automatic way/tool to do the same, that can remove the code from all the records at a single cycle?
I found the solution using ArcGIS. In ArcMap before you export the layer, you need to set some specifications rightly for the exported kml file properties. Go to Layer properties, then from the HTML Popup tab uncheck "Show content for this layer using the HTML Popup tool" check-box. Then convert in any means X-tools or ArcToolbox to kml doen't matter.
You could save out the KML and then use notepad++ to do a search and replace using regular expressions.
So in notepad++ I would use:
and in the replace tab just place