.fmt files are recompiled preamble files created with INITEX used to speed up compilation and process hypenation patterns

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LaTeX Error: File `llncsdoc.sty' not found

I'm using Editorial Manger to compile a LaTeX file, It show this message : ! LaTeX Error: File `llncsdoc.sty' not found. Type X to quit or to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: ...
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Custom format file and subfiles

I want to use a custom format file to speed up my compilation. However this doesn't play together with the subfiles package. Consider the following minimal example: preamble.tex ...
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Where should I install a new format (.fmt file) to TeX?

I have the web2c version of TeX installed manually from texlive packages. I'm using Linux. The format is installed for my user and works if I put the .fmt file under ...
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Autocomplete for macros defined in FMT file (TexStudio)

After creating a FMT file and using it in lieu of a very long preamble, TeXStudio no longer recognise custom commands and environments that were previously defined the preamble. Hence, it no longer ...
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Generating formats, compiling binaries

I compiled luatex from source, but I don't know how to install it. Running build.sh did result in the file build/texk/web2c/luatex. But simply placing this in TeX/texbin was not enough. The file ...
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I can't find the format file `Latex.fmt'!

I have just migrated to MacBook Pro running El Capitan after years on MS Windows. I happily ran Tex on Windows. I have installed MacTex and tried to typeset a sample document. I get the following ...
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Problem in making a custom format for plain xetex

I have lots of macros and so would like to create a format out of them. I am using xetex as engine. Suppose format.ini is a file which looks like this: \input plain [lots of macros] \dump If ...
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LuaTeX 0.85 \pdf* primitive changes and format file generation

TeX Live 2015 ships with LuaTeX 0.80. As LuaTeX 0.85 became available last month and I am supposed to do be doing other things I found this to be a wonderful opportunity to procrastinate by giving the ...
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Real advantages of LaTeX over other formats [closed]

LaTeX has practically become the de facto standard in typesetting with TeX and has practically superseded all other formats (even to the point that some people consider TeX and LaTeX as synonims). ...
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mylatexformat and pythontex

I use mylatexformat to easily build format files. Consider the following file: \documentclass{article} % This is file t.tex \usepackage{pythontex} \begin{document} Test \end{document} Then, I run ...
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\fmtversion not the same with xelatex and pdflatex

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \fmtversion \end{document} Texlive 2015 was updated today (tmlgr update --all) The command: xelatex file.tex creates a .pdf ...
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MacTex on and iMac running TexShop and plain tex with custom fmt file

I have a MacTex/TexShop distribution running under Yosemite on an iMac. Under a 2010 distribution I managed to create a docfmt.fmt file of my own macros and use it as a typesetting program. The ...
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How to create a format file

How do I create a format file? I've successfully compiled the TexLive sources under Ubuntu. Unfortunately, there seemed to be no included format files (e.g., plain.fmt, pdftex.fmt, luatex.fmt, etc.). ...
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How to manage spaces in paths to format files?

I have noticed that pdflatex \&"/path with a space/mylatexformat" file.tex does not work whereas pdflatex \&"/path/without/space/mylatexformat" file.tex works well. Is there any ...
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Is it possible to use mylatex or mylatexformat for documents with preambles almost the same?

I have documents of this form: \documentclass{article} \newlength{\variableLength} \setlength{\variableLength}{xxxx cm} \usepackage{package1} \usepackage{package2} \usepackage{package3} ...
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Help for using mylatex or mylatexformat?

I have several document of the form \documentclass{article} \usepackage{package1} \usepackage{package2} \usepackage{package3} \makeatletter % some macros \makeatletter \begin{document} \input{...} ...
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Is it possible to create a new format file with commonly used macros appended to latex.fmt (Miktex)

I use many macro defintions in my latex documents and many packages, which I want to be appended to the latex.fmt file. Is it possible to create a new format file with appended macros? And if it's ...
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How to precompile preamble when using arara

A different tex question led me to a link regarding a precompiled preamble. I use arara for all of my runs. What is the correct procedure to use a precompiled preamble for each of the runs made ...
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Preload a preprocessed file embedding it in a format

I am working on a dictionary, and I would like to reduce the time it takes to build it. The entries that I work with are stored in some form, and are then 'translated' to a TeX file, which is included ...
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babel/plain.def : ! Illegal parameter number in definition of \@yargdef

I tried to generate plain TeX cyrillic format files using makefmts.sh script from cyrplain package, here is the content of this script: #!/bin/sh tex -ini -fmt=cyrtex -progname=tex cyrtex.ini tex ...
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Cyrillic letters and Russian hyphenation in Plain XeTeX

What is the simplest method to tell XeTeX (not XeLaTeX) to use a font with Cyrillic letters and to apply Russian hyphenation rules? Ideally i would like to not have to specify anything in the source ...
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Easy method to activate cyrplain package (CyrTeX)

I would like to have a Cyrillic version of TeX/AMSTeX. I have installed the cyrplain package, but further instructions are too long and technical for me, sometimes referring to README of other ...
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Color (CMYK) leakage when using precompiled format file?

EDIT3: Note - the below apparently demonstrates a bug with Ghostscript 9.02's tiffsep device (see comments); tested it with Ghostscript 9.16 and it doesn't display this problem (CMYK separations are ...
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How TeX creates DVI without reading TFM file?

My setup: TeX Live, version 2014.20141024-2 (packaged with Debian 8 Jessie) Consider test.tex A \bye $ tex -ini '\input plain \dump' This is TeX, Version 3.14159265 (INITEX) ...
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CJKutf8 font usage changes if using with precompiled format?

Consider the MWE posted below (based on How does one type Chinese in LaTeX?) - you will need the simsun.ttc font in the same directory. First, in the MWE below (call it test.tex) uncomment the ...
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Convert from a textplain reference to bibtex

I have the following list of publications in a text plain file: [1] Heikki Ailisto, Petteri Alahuhta, Ville Haataja, Vesa Kyllönen, and Mikko Lindholm. Structuring context aware applications: ...
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MiKTeX - error creating format for platex

I'm trying to add platex/pdfplatex to MiKTeX, but I can't seem to do it right. These are my steps: Enable the format (uncheck exclude) Rebuild (which fails) I don't understand what the ...
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Comments in preamble causing errors in build with “pre-compiled” format file using mylatexformat?

Consider the following MWE - nearly the same as in Failure with [greek] babel and lastpage, \frontmatter?, but not exactly - where I have a large document, for which I wanted to generate "precompiled ...
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How to embed graphics formats [duplicate]

Is it possible to include .x3d, .dae, .pov, .dxf, or .wmf grapics into tex-syntax in order to create a pdf file?
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fmt and command line commands (with e.g. mylatexformat)

I want to speed up the compilation process, so I splitted the main document in two files: MWE preamble.tex \documentclass{article} \csname endofdump\endcsname main.tex \begin{document} ...
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What is “Lollipop”?

I just read something about "Lollipop" in an Stackexchange advertisement on this web page. What is so different about it compared to other macros? What does it do so easily and what can it do? The ...
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Latex error after ubuntu 14.04 update [closed]

I updated my operating system on my laptop from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 yesterday, and now I cannot compile my .tex files. I always get the following message. This is pdfTeX, Version ...
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List of all control sequences let to primitives in common formats

I would like to know a list of all control sequences which are let equal to primitives in common formats. For plain TeX for instance, we would get the list \endgraf % = \par \endline % = \cr \repeat ...
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How to derive one TeX-Format from another

Let's say I want to write my own TeX-format for learning purpose, how can I easily derive from plain.fmt (or better xetex.fmt)?
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From what files are the .fmt files generated?

I am trying to dig into the inner workings of LaTeX and to see where basic macros such as \{ are defined. texdef gives nothing useful (saying that it is defined by LaTeX) and the .fmt files, being ...
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LaTeX Style Formating for Undergraduate Papers [closed]

I was wondering what the best LaTeX style formatting is for writing an undergraduate paper? I have only used it for lab reports so far and need to expand my knowledge of formatting for different uses. ...
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How to create a format file with initex to speed up processing time?

I have a file called matteo.tex which contains lots of macros. I'd like to create a format file with initex so that, every time tex processes a file that contains some of matteo.tex macros, it ...
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The role of %&latex at the beginning of a source latex file

Could someone please explain what is the role of %&latex which is put in a source LaTeX file before \begin{document} command?
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Glossaries and mylatexformat incompatible?

I'm trying to speed up my big preamble with many packages by using mylatexformat. And I have lots of errors, the majority of which comes from the glossaries package. My MWE: ...
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LaTeX and Word - how to convert [duplicate]

One of our chemistry professors asked us to convert our LaTeX document into PDF, because it's easier for him to correct the document that way. I just thought it was impossible to convert Word to LaTeX ...
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How to use format files in a different directory

I have successfully built my own format file from a large preamble. I can successfully use it when I pdflatex with the .tex in the same directory as the .fmt, but how do I access that .fmt file if I ...
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Error Message: “tex: fatal: Could not undump 1 4-byte item(s) from”

if I try to run tex on Fedora Linux I always get an error message: "tex: fatal: Could not undump 1 4-byte item(s) from /usr/share/texliv/texmf-var/web2c/tex/tex.fmt." I removed and reinstalled ...
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Tex file run error

When I run the tex file by Winedit, the out put shows like this. How to check this error? How to find the wrong in the tex file?
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Change fontsize class option after being set in a format

I use mylatexformat to build easily format files. Consider the following file \documentclass[10pt]{article} % This is file t.tex \begin{document} Test \end{document} I then run pdflatex -ini ...
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Own cls to fmt conversion

Is it possible to convert my own .cls to .fmt conversion using PdfTeX? NOTE: Our peoples are frequently change/updations in class file (source .cls file). So that I would like to convert non-editable ...
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Ouch---my internal constants have been clobbered!---case 14 [duplicate]

For an unknown to me reason, LaTeX started giving me this error: Ouch---my internal constants have been clobbered!---case 14. It throws the error even before it starts reading the file, so even if I ...
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Error: Can't find the format file pdflatex.fmt

I have TeX Live installed on my MacBook Pro running MacOSX 10.8 through macports. Recently on trying to compile a LaTeX file through pdflatex I got the error ...
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How can latex and pdflatex be both symbolic links to same executable (pdftex) and not behave the same?

When I run $ latex my_doc.tex and $ pdflatex my_doc.tex it works, and when I run $ pdftex my_doc.tex it doesn't work. The thing is I noticed that both LaTeX and pdflatex commands are ...
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pdflatex error: latex.fmt doesn't match pdftex.pool

I'm having some problems trying to get a portable TeX Live installation working. It started off great, but I tried to use tlmgr to add some packages and now whenever I run pdflatex I get a weird ...
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How can I dump Lua code to a format file?

From this format: %% testformat.ini \input plain \directlua {tex.enableprimitives('', tex.extraprimitives())} \directlua { testFunction = function () tex.print("This was print by Lua's ...