This book is an introduction to DocBook aimed at technical writers rather than developers. It explains how to use and install the DocBook schema and transformation files and it identifies the tools required to write, transform and validate DocBook. Instructions are provided for doing this on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Customized transformation style sheets are provided for creating HTML, PDF and EPUB 3 output. Converting DocBook to and from other document formats is also covered, including conversion to Microsoft Word Open XML Document.
Peter Lavin is a technical writer who has been published in a number of print and online magazines. He is the author of Object Oriented PHP, published by No Starch Press and a contributor to PHP Hacks by O'Reilly Media.