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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

Adjust size

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 variations

The 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.


3D variations

Don't us 3D with this series.


Shadows

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. 


Animations

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.

Series that relate to this tutorial:

TO037 – Tool 037 – Rating Stars

Possible use example

Links to instructions for getting the framework into your presentation

  1. Determine the best file type for your needs
  2. Download the file
  3. Import the framework into your presentation
    1. Importing a PPT file
    2. Importing a EMF or PNG
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