I would like to have my appendices labelled 'Appendix A', 'Appendix B', etc. However, when I use appendices in LaTeX (specifically llncs document class, downloadable at ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/llncs/latex2e/llncs2e.zip), I instead get ''A Appendix', 'B Appendix' and so on. Is there any way to change that?

More specifically, this is my minimal working example:


\section{Appendix: Foo Bar} %I want this to appear as 'Appendix A: Foo Bar'
  • Just as a note: not everyone will have llncs installed. It would be better to make this a compilable example (using the article class, for example). The solution that works for article will likely work for llncs. That said, intentionally deviating from the style of a journal doesn't exactly make the publisher giggle with joy; the style exists for a reason. – Sean Allred Feb 17 '14 at 3:39
  • I use llncs as a general format, but I understand what you mean. Changing my minimum working example to reflect this. – Koz Ross Feb 17 '14 at 3:43
  • I my opinion, it is better to use a chapter as appendix and rename \chaptername. Then use sections as the several parts of appendix -- I also agree with Sean Allred's statement about llncs. – user31729 Feb 17 '14 at 3:44
  • I withdraw my statement about appendix as chapter -- it is not necessary. – user31729 Feb 17 '14 at 4:08
  • @SeanAllred You're wrong. llncs class is quite unique, so what works for article might not work for llncs. – karlkoeller Feb 17 '14 at 6:33

Here's a solution that uses only low-level LaTeX macros. (Copy the material starting with \makeatletter and ending with \makeatother to your document's preamble.) The example below employs the llncs document class, but works equally well with the article document class.

The trick, such as it is, consists of telling LaTeX to prefix the String "Appendix" to the section "number" when in a section header but not when cross-references to, say, "appendices A, B, and D" are needed.

If you want the appendix section header to read just "Appendix [some letter]" without a descriptive string, you can do so by typing \section{} or \section{\null} -- after having executed \appendix, naturally.

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%% The "\@seccntformat" command is an auxiliary command
%% (see pp. 26f. of 'The LaTeX Companion,' 2nd. ed.)
   {\csname the#1\endcsname\quad}  % default
   {\csname #1@cntformat\endcsname}% enable individual control
\let\oldappendix\appendix %% save current definition of \appendix
\usepackage{cleveref} % just for this example


As we will show in \cref{app:a,app:b,app:d}, \dots

\appendix %% appendices 
\section{Postfix 1} \label{app:a}
\section{Postfix 2} \label{app:b}
\section{Postfix 3} \label{app:c}
\section{Postfix 4} \label{app:d}

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