How to Create a Star Rating Template in Excel

Here is a quick tip for you...

...to create a star rating template in Excel.

To create this star rating template all you need is REPT function.

REPT Function is useful...

...when you want to repeat a given text for a number of times.

Steps to Create a Star Rating Template

  1. Insert two different types of stars (☆★) in your worksheet and place them in two different cells.
  2. Insert five option buttons (Form Control) from developer tab. And, create a single cell link for all the buttons. Place them in five cells in a Vertical direction.
  3. Merge 5 cells, just one column before, where you have buttons.
  4. Enter ❝=REPT(H11,5-K11)&REPT(I11,K11)❞ in the merged cell.
  5. Change the text orientation of the cell to the vertical text and then text alignment to the center and bottom.

Your template is ready.

star rating template in excel

How it Works

The first part of the formula will give you outlined stars. For Example, when you click on 3-star rating it will give rest of the two stars in outline.

The second part of the formula will give you filled stars. For example, when you click on the 4-star rating you will get 4 filled stars.

Quick Tip: You can also insert symbols within the formula itself or you can also use another type of symbols as you like.

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Puneet Gogia

Puneet is using Excel since his college days. He helped thousands of people to understand the power of the spreadsheets and learn Microsoft Excel. You can find him online, tweeting about Excel, on a running track, or sometimes hiking up a mountain.

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  1. Dear Puneet, thank you for your sharing of this tip. Could you please edit the steps to give details which feature is used to get the 2 different type of stars here and how to create a single cell link for all the buttons? Thanks

  2. Would you consider any further explanation for this great lesson ? Seem to be missing something on the fonts for the ratings cells and getting only a single star to show instead of several. Thank you for all you do for us.

  3. I really look forward to your daily posts Puneet. Thank you for your dedication and time you must spend on creating these extremely useful Excel tips! On a number of occasions the content of your email has been relevant to a project I have been working on and so helpful.

  4. Also, how did you get cell H1 to populate in your sample file as there’s no visible formula in it? 🙂 thank you

  5. Dear Puneet, thank you for your sharing of this tip. Could you please edit the steps to give details which feature is used to get the 2 different type of stars here and how to create a single cell link for all the buttons? Thanks 🙂

  6. Awesome 🙂 Puneet can you please make post for VBA basic ??? It would be good. Many of FB excel group members are looking for the same..