# Appendices prefixed with “Chapter” instead of with “Appendix” in TOC

Everything works beautifully except that, in the TOC, the Appendices are prefixed by "Chapter" instead of by "Appendix" and I have no idea what controls these.

More precisely, I am getting:

Chapter 1 Title

Chapter 2 Title

…

Chapter A Title

Chapter B Title

where I would like

Chapter 1 Title

Chapter 2 Title

…

Appendix A Title

Appendix B Title

This is the actual document but I have not been able to recreate this in a minimum working example and the best I got has no prefix whatsoever in the TOC:

\documentclass[11pt]{book}

\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{makeidx}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage[titletoc]{appendix}

\makeindex

\begin{document}
%\frontmatter

\Large \textsc{Reasonable Book}

\tableofcontents

\mainmatter
\chapter{One}
Some text \textbf{indexed}\index{indexed}
\section{To begin with}
And then some more text.
%\noappendicestocpagenum%What does it do?

\appendixpage
\appendix
\chapter{This is text for the stuff that is needed.}

\backmatter
\chapter{FDL}

\newpage
\phantomsection
\printindex
\end{document}

• Try to load hyperef as the last package (I cannot test it, because I cannot install packages on this computer). – Sveinung Apr 11 '16 at 14:33
• @Sveinung The last four packages are: appendix, makeidx, hyperref and, after the Oberdiek quick and dirty hack'' to call showidx, cleveref. What is a pity is that, as mentioned above, the "actual document", which is rather intricate, otherwise works beautifully. – schremmer Apr 11 '16 at 20:21
• Well, when I run your MWE, I get neither chapter nor appendix as prefix in the table of contents, I just get 1 and A. – Sveinung Apr 11 '16 at 21:42
• A classic mistake when using the package appendix: When using this package, you have to use the environment \begin{appendices}... \end{appendices}, not the command \appendix. On the other hand: The simplest way to archive your goal is to use the receipt in this answer. Maybe you then have to skip the use of the appendix-package, I am not sure. – Sveinung Apr 11 '16 at 22:28

\usepackage{apptools, etoolbox}