# Appendix letter position

\appendix \section{Appendix} gives me "A Appendix". How can I get "Appendix A"

• Which documentclass are you using? Normally you write the name of the appendix in the sectioning command, not the word "Appendix". Anyway, the titlesec package should be helpful to change this. Apr 13 '11 at 16:25
• I'm using article. I just want section headings "Appendix A" then "Appendix B" and for these to appear in the contents correcty.
– Alex
Apr 14 '11 at 11:30
• Please provide a minimal example Apr 20 '11 at 13:54

the only way i can see to do this is to redefine the \section command either just before or just after \appendix. this should do it:

\makeatletter
\renewcommand\section{\@startsection {section}{1}{\z@}%
{-3.5ex \@plus -1ex \@minus -.2ex}%
{2.3ex \@plus.2ex}%
{\normalfont\Large\bfseries Appendix }}
\makeatother



using this, just input \appendix \section{}. this is admittedly brute force, but the question has been hanging around for a while with no answer, so something is probably better than nothing.

I'm copy-pasting the answer from yoda at this link. It is an exact answer of this question.

You can easily achieve what you want using the appendix package. Here's a sample file that shows you how. The key is the titletoc option when calling the package. It takes whatever value you've defined in \appendixname and the default value is Appendix.

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage[titletoc]{appendix}
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents

\chapter{Lorem ipsum}
\section{Dolor sit amet}
\begin{appendices}