What you need to know first: Clearing Tabs
See also: Clearing Tabs
(If your country's number system uses, for example, commas instead of full stops or periods for the decimal point, please see the Decimal Tabs Topic.)
Code Used: [stbS:A:P] (Former Codes [etb...] and [ftb...])
Keystroke: (None at present)
What does it do?
Sets a numbered Tab Stop, Aligned in a particular way, at a specific Position on the braille page.
Where would it be used?
To force a group of characters to a specific position on the line, such as in Columns of figures. For example:
Usage in DBT:
Produces in braille:
Let us explain:
The [ctb] Code clears any existing Tab stops. The first [stb sets a left tab at cell 9, the second sets a left tab at cell 17 and the third at cell 25.
The subsequent [#_] code tabs what follows to the appropriate numbered tab position.