Display Gold Star Icons in Excel with Conditional Formatting

I want to share with you how to add gold stars to cells that meet a condition. In my example below, I want to highlight any cell that is greater than 90 for the customer service grade.

conditonal formatting Excel start

First I select the cells. Then I click the Home tab–>Conditional Formatting–>New Rule. I select Icon Sets from the Format Style drop down and 3 Stars from the Icon Style drop down. Next I change the percentage to number so that it reads Gold Star is when value is  >=90 Number. I select no cell icon from the other icons to block any other number from showing a half star.

gold stars cond formatting excel

The final output is displayed as.

tars conditional formatting excel

Practice yourself with my spreadsheet example by clicking Gold Stars conditional Formatting.xlsx

About Steve Chase

I'm a proud husband and dad to 4 boys! Microsoft Certified Trainer and Boy Scout Leader are some of things I call myself. The Cincinnati Reds are my favorite team! When not outdoors, I enjoy working with documents in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Visio and Photoshop. My wife, Erin, shares her awesome recipes on her blog at 5dollardinners.com.
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