How to Import PBN or LIN Files into Shark Bridge
Sources: You can obtain PBN or LIN files from instructors, The Common Game, or BBO.
For iPhone/iPad Users:
Locating the File:
Access the email with the attached PBN or LIN file or find the file in your Files App.
Opening the File:
Tap (or tap and hold for older OS versions) the file name. From the prompt, select "Shark Bridge" as the app to open the file with.
Accessing the Deal:
Once inside Shark Bridge, navigate to the "Deal Library".
For Mac or PC Users:
Saving the File:
Open the email containing the PBN or LIN file and save the attachment to a known location on your computer. If your email software suggests opening the file directly with Shark Bridge, you can do so and skip the next step.
Importing the File:
Launch Shark Bridge and proceed to the "Deal Library". Click on "Import Pbn/Lin" located at the top left. Locate and select the saved file, then click "Open".
Imported files will be categorized into groups within the "Deal Library". To play, select the desired group, choose a specific deal, and:
- Click "Replay" to start anew.
- For hands with saved actions or tricks, click "Play" to resume where you left off.