Tab - Align to

What you need to know first: Clearing Tabs and Setting Tabs

Code Used: [ctb] and [stb...] and [#S]

Keystroke: (None at present)

What does it do?

It positions the next group of characters to a specified Tab Stop in the braille document.

Where would it be used?

To place characters in specific columns.

Day       Morning   Afternoon
Monday    Lessons
Tuesday             Lessons
Wednesday           Free

Usage in DBT:


Produces in Braille:

,"d      ,morn+    ,afn
,mon"d   ,lessons
,tues"d            ,lessons
,w$nes"d           ,free

Let us explain!

The [ctb] code clears any existing Tabs which you have set.

[stbS:A:P] This sets Tabs where:

S = The Tab Stop sequence number. e,g 1, 2, 3, 4.

A = Tab Alignment where l = Left, r = Right and d = Decimal

P = Position or Column number.

Therefore [stb1:l:10] means the 1st Tab is left justified and at column 10.

The [#S] code tells DBT which Tab position to align the text to, and so [#1] means tab to Stop position 1.