# Add a Appendix page before the appendices appear

Hi I'm using the code of this post Insert page before each chapter to generate a chapters pages with shape before each chapter begins, but with now I want to say appendix when the appendix section begins, not for each appendix chapter.

\usepackage{xparse, adforn}
\let\origchapter\chapter
\DeclareDocumentCommand\chapter{s o m}{%
\IfNoValueTF{#2}{\def\myshortchtitle{#3}}{\def\myshortchtitle{#2}}%
\clearpage
\thispagestyle{empty}%
\vspace*{.25\textheight}%
{\centering
\stepcounter{chapter}%
\LARGE\bfseries
\IfBooleanTF{#1}{%
\phantom{\chaptername\ \thechapter}}{%
\chaptername\ \thechapter}\par
\vskip .025\textheight
\Huge #3\par
\clearpage
\IfBooleanTF{#1}{%
\origchapter*{#3}}{%
\origchapter[\myshortchtitle]{#3}}}

• Instead of \chaptername, you can (should) use \@chapapp (requires you to wrap the redefinition with a \makeatletter...\makeatother pair. Do you want to have written Appendix only, or Appendix X Appendix Title? – Werner Jul 10 '15 at 18:35
• Thanks this give me an approach but I want only one page for Appendix for the appendix section not one for each appendix, I edit question for better understanding – efirvida Jul 10 '15 at 18:59

Perhaps the following would suffice in order to get what you're looking for:

\documentclass{report}

\let\origchapter\chapter
\makeatletter
\DeclareDocumentCommand\chapter{s o m}{%
\IfNoValueTF{#2}{\def\myshortchtitle{#3}}{\def\myshortchtitle{#2}}%
\clearpage
\thispagestyle{empty}%
\vspace*{.25\textheight}%
{\centering
\stepcounter{chapter}%
\LARGE\bfseries
\IfBooleanTF{#1}{%
\phantom{\@chapapp\ \thechapter}}{%
\@chapapp\ \thechapter}\par
\vskip .025\textheight
\Huge #3\par
\clearpage
\IfBooleanTF{#1}{%
\origchapter*{#3}}{%
\origchapter[\myshortchtitle]{#3}}}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

\chapter{Some chapter}
\lipsum[1-10]

\appendix
{\RenewDocumentCommand{\origchapter}{s o m}{}
\chapter*{Appendices}}
\let\chapter\origchapter

\chapter{An appendix}
\lipsum[1-10]

\chapter{Another appendix}
\lipsum[1-10]

\end{document}


I've temporarily disabled the regular \chapter-like construction, only for placing the "chapter page". Subsequently I remove the "chapter page" \chapter by reverting back to \origchapter.

if you use the appendix package it is easy. \usepackage[page]{appendix} Here, page option puts the extra page before starting the appendices.