Well latex is the best, if you don’t know you have to learn. I really recommendo for docs, order docuemntation, manuals and also som presentation. I normmally use latex for all =)

But always is good to share some tips, I write a lot of docs on spanish, and when I learn latex accent wasn’t my friends.

This package I recommend for a simple usage or little article:

    %My preference about document
    \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %this was the solution for spanish speaker

Enjoy :)