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I am using Microsoft Project 2003 find command.

When I choose ctrl+f and type a string to search for, MS Project only appears to search tree nodes that are expanded.

Is there a way to get MS Project to search across all fields, even those that are collapsed?

Failing that, is there a shortcut to expand ALL nodes in the project?

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Sorry - I have been messing around for a while for you and I cannot find anyway to search for collapsed tasks.

As for expanding all, you can click the Show dropdown and then choose All Subtasks which should expand them all.

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You can also get to it via the menu bar - Project > Outline > Show > All Subtasks.

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The limited search capability is one of MSProject's (many) annoyances. Solution is to expand to all subtasks as shown above, then search. – DWong Jan 28 '10 at 20:38

A workaround is to switch on Auto filter (Project -> Filter -> Auto filter). If you switch it on Task name, you can set a custom filter with containing text, like in Excel.

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