# Appendix without sections ?

There is only one appendix chapter in my thesis, which Latex defaults as Appendix A. However, I need it to show up as only "Appendix" without A or 1. Can anyone please tell me how to achieve that.

Thank you so much.

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Just using \chapter* (or \section*) for the appendix title should do the trick.

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If you want to suppress the numbering only for the appendix, but keeping the numbering for other sectional units (sections, subsections inside the appendix), then you can redefine the commands \thechapter, and \thesecion just before the appendix:

\documentclass{book}

\begin{document}

\chapter{A regular chapter}

\appendix
\renewcommand\thechapter{}
\renewcommand\thesection{\arabic{section}}
\chapter{Only Appendix}
\section{Test section in Appendix}

\end{document}

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You can change the secnumdepth to 0 in the appendix. This means that section numbering is switched off for all levels (parts, chapters, sections) after the command.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents

\section{First}
\lipsum[1]

\section{Second}
\lipsum[2]

\appendix
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{0}
\section{Appendix}

\end{document}


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Or \setcounter{secnumdepth}{-1} if book or report are used. –  Gonzalo Medina Jun 22 '11 at 1:41