I have no idea if this should be created here but I have a simple question, anyone knows how to generate a skill strength meter similar to the one shown below
All the help is really appreciated, thanks.
The easiest way is probably to use an icon font that has suitable icons with "on"/"off" states (or just use the same icon with e.g. differing colors). Using a font means it's as simple as installing the font and typing (or inserting via character map etc if needs be) the relevant icons.
Here is an example using Font Awesome...
(Example is in Illustrator, but that's irrelevant; all you need to do is install the font.)
There's a 99% chance Microsoft Word was not used to create that. Word is not adept at handling detailed layout intricacies and is most often not used by professional designers when they create their resumes.
As for the meter... it's just circles. Draw a row of circles.. fill some in. That's all there is to it. These types of "meters" are not actually based on any form of scientific data or quantitate studies. They are random, ambiguous visuals, that's all.
(How a native English speaker can only score a 9 out of 10 in "English Language" is a mystery to me -- are there days where he can't speak English???)
Most fonts have a 'bullet' character built in (
alt-8 if you're on a mac, not sure for PC) or you can find a symbol font with a nice circle in it (such as
m in Zapf Dingbats) to create a row of circles. Then add a stroke to them using the Format Text Effects / Text Line options in word. Once you have created your master set of icons with spacing and sizing that you like, it's then just a matter of making some of them white and some of them black (or whatever colour you like), as required for representing your skill levels.