I am using Morningstar Office to perform searches for stocks that meet certain criteria, something that I imagine is pretty common to narrow down a specific universe of securities. However, while the program will allow you to narrow down a universe by for e.g., only searching for those stocks listed on the NYSE, it will not allow you to make an initial cut by a specific index. I just confirmed this by calling the help desk and asking them and they suggested I post here. Doesn't this seem like a pretty common thing people would want to do? Start a search by only looking at those stocks in the S&P 500, or Russell 2000? At any rate, I guess I was surprised that this was not possible and wanted to see what others thought.