I Ctrl+A this HTML for Bridgewater Associates, LP if you prefer XML. Then I copied and pasted to Excel. I need to see this table sorted in decreasing order of Column 5 SHRS OR PRN AMT (see red arrow), and clicked the arrow under the red arrow. Then an error message popped up.

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Unquestionably the table is too long for me to spot and size each merged cell, and it's too unproductive for me to do this every 4 months for every new quarterly F13F.


What you want is sorting in a table with a multiple-line header. This is not possible in this format (see How to get multi-row sort/filtering headers in excel), but what you can do is to leave out the first two rows of the table when you apply the Sort & Filter settings.

In your case, select the table starting from line 13 and use Sort & Filter only on that part. With this, you can order by any column.


Open up a fresh new Excel document and go to Data > Get Data > From Other Sources > From Web. Paste the URL of that page in the next dialogue prompt's URL text field and press OK. When the next window prompt loads, select Table 2 Screenshot then press Load.

Excel should now populate the table with the multi-line headers split out (with null values for the ones that were causing the problem). Copy and paste-as-value to a separate sheet/workbook for a static copy.

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