I wish to make my appendix chapter like: "Appendix", and sections like "Appendix A: My appendix title" "Appendix B: My second title" by writing:

\section{My appendix title}
\section{My second title}

My first problem is that the "Appendix A:" - section numeration thing and the section name is on top of each other. Here's an image of the problem:

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With this I have used the package \usepackage[title]{appendix}, and the commands:


I want the chapter counter to continue from the content and not start on 0, but be in this example 2, and also the section to be like:

\gdef\thesection{Appendix \Alph{section}\colon\ } %And then get section name and the dots

By this line I get an error message, like its too long or something, because if I don't make the line so long I don't get the error. Don't know why.

If I use the package or not, and just say: \appendix is the same by me, I just tried both to see if I manage to get it as I want.

  • Which document class are you using? I uploaded the image for you. Welcome to TeX.SX!. May 13, 2013 at 22:39
  • So you have two appendices, and yet you only want a chapter with the title "Appendix" (in singular)? That's not what one would expect. May 13, 2013 at 22:45
  • @GonzaloMedina The class is made by my school. Thanks! I have many more appendices that will be in section 3, 4, 5 and so on. The document is divided into nine chapters, so I think it looks much cleaner this way.
    – Mellumen
    May 14, 2013 at 11:20

1 Answer 1


Use the subappendices environment, the titletoc package option, and redefine \thesection:




\section{My first title}
\section{My second title}


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  • This did exactly what I was looking for. This isn't a book, so I couldn't use \backmatter, but I think it looks good this way. Thanks!
    – Mellumen
    May 14, 2013 at 11:27
  • Sorry I can't press the button to say that the answer is useful, I got too few rep points. I'll press it when I got enough :)
    – Mellumen
    May 14, 2013 at 11:38

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