Tutorial for Tools 037 – Rating Stars
These rating stars are a stylish way to show ratings or rankings. There are several ways to use these graphics. Each set of stars has three fields: the star, the field that has a cutout of the star(s), and a backing field. The backing field is optional. If you want the panel with the cutout stars to show the slide background, just delete the backing field.
Customizing the rating stars
Rescale these only: group the stars, panel with cutout of star(s), and backing for the panel and resize while holding the shift key down. This will rescale the group. Then ungroup and proceed with other formatting.
Color variationsThe downloads are colored with a gradient. You can change the the color to a solid color or change the colors of the gradient as you choose.
PowerPoint 2007 options
The drop shadow is a nice touch to use with the rating stars.
Don't us 3D with this series.
Shadows in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 only. Don't use the shadows in PowerPoint 2003.
Gradients, patterns, and pictures
A gradient adds a richness to the panel and stars.
Download the animated example for a possible animation scheme. Simple reveals or wipes work best with this series: reveal each star one after the next or group the stars and use a "wipe" to add them to the slide.