I have been a Gurufocus member for a few months and appreciate how much the excel add-in program has helped me in developing an investment spreadsheet program for my individual requirements. There is a learning curve for novice to midlevel excel users, but it is definately worth the time and effort once you get the hang of using the functions. I feel that there should be a new forum to allow the add-in users communicate. There is so much to learn and any help would be beneficial.
I will mention that I have received good support from Gurufocus. Every time I add a ticket asking for help, I get a good response from several people, but Zhenyu and Steve have been especially helpful as they ended up remotely accessing my computer more than once when I had trouble with the program. Thanks guys.
Speaking of trouble. There have been times when many of the functions would not return a value. In fact, I recently discovered that around 300 of the functions would not return a value. I tried everything to try to fix the program, but nothing worked. Finally Zhenyu and Steve remotely accessed my computer and ended up deleting the cache folder in the temp folder. Zap, once that folder was deleted, all functions worked. Zhenyu informed me that they had fixed the problem in their last upgrade, but it seems to have re-appeared and they would work to find out what is going on. But for now, I have to delete the cache folder located in the c:\temp folder before I open excel. If you have the same issue and cannot find the temp folder, you have to change the system to "unhide" folders.
But again, I appreciate the add-in program as it allows me to create a better investing program. Thanks!