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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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\appendix
\section*{Appendix. section name here}
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Please note that the OP appears to be using a document class that uses chapter-level rather than section-level appendices. The appearance of the word "sections" in the posting's title appears to be meant as a generic rather than as a LaTeX-specific term. –  Mico Jul 24 at 14:09

I went into the class file to do this. Essentially, there's something that looks like so:

\renewcommand\appendix{\par\UTD@appendixtrue
  \setcounter{chapter}{0}%
  \setcounter{section}{0}%
  \gdef\@chapapp{\appendixname}%
  \gdef\thechapter{\@Alph\c@chapter}}

I changed it to this:

\renewcommand\appendix{\par\UTD@appendixtrue
  \setcounter{chapter}{0}%
  \setcounter{section}{0}%
  \gdef\@chapapp{\appendixname}%
  \gdef\thechapter{\ }}

This removes the letter but there's a white space in the ToC after APPENDIX. Win-some-lose-some. Hopefully someone get's a nicer solution someday.

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Welcome to TeX.SX! –  Adam Liter Apr 2 at 18:01

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}

appendix without numbering

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

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