# Numbering appendices by letter instead of number

I'm trying to get a hold of numbering the letter of the Appendices. This is how it looks now:

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper, twoside]{article}

% PACKAGES
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents

\section{First section}
\subsection{A subsection}
\lipsum[1]

\appendix
\section{Appendices}
\subsection{First appendix}
\subsection{Second appendix}

\end{document}


But instead of counting the numbers

A.1
A.2
...

I want to the letters to be increased. It should be something like this:

Appendices
A - first appendix
B - second appendix
C - third appendix

where "Appendices" is a section, and the other are subsections.

I hope that anyone can help me :)

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Welcome to TeX.SX! –  Heiko Oberdiek May 1 '14 at 7:35

If you really need the appendices to be subsections you can change numbering of subsections using \renewcommand{\thesubsection}{\Alph{subsection}}:

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper, twoside]{article}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents

\section{First section}
\subsection{A subsection}
\lipsum[1]

\appendix
\section*{Appendices}
\renewcommand{\thesubsection}{\Alph{subsection}}

\subsection{Appendix Subsection}
\subsection{Another appendix Subsection}
\end{document}


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Exactly what I was looking after! Thanks a lot. –  Budde92 May 1 '14 at 7:53
If you would accept the answer that would be nice :) –  Tahtisilma May 1 '14 at 8:17

Use \section*{Appendices}and add this to the toc with \addcontentsline. Then simply use \section for each appendix.

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\section{First section}
\subsection{A subsection}
\appendix