Is TeX a good idea for my current situation?
I'm currently maintaining documentation for a piece of software, so I came up with my own .doc template with the official company header/footer. Since software changes sometimes (shocking!) documentation needs to be updated frequently. As a developer I'm maintaining my documentation on source control and sometimes it would be interesting to be able to rapidly see what changes between two versions of the same document. I know TeX is maintained as clear text so it would make this comparison very easy. I'm also hoping to spend more time writing and less time fighting with my text editor.
Some points to consider:
- I would like to keep the document look as close as possible to the current one (somewhat image heavy if I compare it to most document that I know were created with TeX)
- I am not the only developer and some probably never heard of TeX
- I'm starting from scratch and don't have a lot of hours to spend on document formatting (is that realistic?)