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I want to change the alignment of the appendices. I'm using


\renewcommand{\cftchapleader}{\cftdotfill{\cftdotsep}} % for chapters




I'm having to modify a couple other things. This is what I have.

APPENDICES................. 10
APPENDIX A ................ 13
APPENDIX B ................ 15

This is what I need.

APPENDICES................. 10
   APPENDIX A ............. 13
   APPENDIX B ............. 15
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Welcome to TeX.sx! –  Peter Jansson Apr 4 '13 at 20:49
Which document class are you using? –  Gonzalo Medina Apr 4 '13 at 21:35
report. I'm editing to include more info. –  Jeremiah Apr 4 '13 at 21:57
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up vote 4 down vote accepted

One possibility is to use \titlecontents from the titletoc package.


  • Notice that the titletoc option for the appendix package is no longer needed.

  • \uppercase is a TeX command that shouldn't be used in LaTeX documents; one can use \MakeUppercase instead; however, both these commands receive an argument, so the use of \uppercase (or \MakeUppercase) as it was being done in the example provided in the question will produce errors.

  • Notice also that some of the original settings were replaced for some redefinitions and patches in my answer; in particular, I used a redefinition of \l@chapter to use the dotted leaders and to style the chapter entries using upper case. The internal commands \@cftmaketoctitle, \@cftmakeloftitle, and \@cftmakelottitle from tocloft were patched (with the help of the etoolbox package) to use upper case fonts for the titles of the ToC, LoF, and LoT, respectively.

The code:


  \ifnum \c@tocdepth >\m@ne
    \vskip 1.0em \@plus\p@
      \parindent \z@ \rightskip \@pnumwidth
      \parfillskip -\@pnumwidth
      \hskip -\leftskip
\mkern \@dotsep mu\hbox{.}\mkern \@dotsep
\nobreak\hb@xt@\@pnumwidth{\hss #2}\par



\chapter{Test Regular Chapter}
\chapter{First Test Appendix}
\chapter{Second Test Appendix}


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As a final remark, (and just as a suggestion), I think that it would be better to use small capitals instead of upper case fonts for the entries in the ToC; this would also have an additional advantage: the implementation would be considerably easier.

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Sorry, I forgot to mention I'm using the report document class. This doesn't quite work. I'll play with it and see what I can come up with. Thanks –  Jeremiah Apr 4 '13 at 21:54
@Jeremiah I've updated my answer. Please take into account the remarks. –  Gonzalo Medina Apr 5 '13 at 1:02
Sorry I disappeared, family. This works great!! –  Jeremiah Apr 5 '13 at 13:03
@Jeremiah No problem. So, you need, at some point in your document, to revert to the standard style for the chapter ToC entries (no upper case, boldfaced, dotless entries)? –  Gonzalo Medina Apr 5 '13 at 13:06
Thanks, I edited that remark out when I figured it out. For the record @Gonzalo was answering this question - I need to revert back to the previous style. –  Jeremiah Apr 5 '13 at 13:09
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