# no page number on appendix divider page

I have found some links on here (for example No page number on \appendixpage) that explain how to remove the pagenumber from the divider appendix page, but how can I use this when using the appendices environment? Than the proposed solutions are no longer working and I would really like to use the environment since I would like to have 'Appendix' added in the toc as well.

So I would like to get the same behavior as in the other question (no page number on divider appendices page) but then inside the appendices environment.

MWE:

 \documentclass{report}
\usepackage[titletoc,toc,page]{appendix}
\usepackage[titles]{tocloft}

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents

\chapter{First chapter}
\chapter{Second chapter}

\begin{appendices}
\chapter{First appendix chapter name}
\chapter{Second appendix chapter name}
\end{appendices}

\end{document}


So in this MWE I would like to not show the number 4 on the Appendices divider page. The toc is ok as it is.

• Can you please give us a MWE? – user36296 Apr 29 '16 at 13:41
• What's wrong with e.g. tex.stackexchange.com/a/37360/36296, it also adds "Appendix" to the ToC? – user36296 Apr 29 '16 at 13:44
• @samcarter when I apply that answer it does not add 'Appendix' to each chapter title in the toc as is done in the MWE I have added – Ingrid Apr 29 '16 at 13:55
• Sorry, I misunderstood the ToC entry. I thought it should just be an entry in front of the appendices. – user36296 Apr 29 '16 at 14:33

 \documentclass{report}
\usepackage[titletoc,toc,page]{appendix}
\usepackage[titles]{tocloft}

\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\@chap@pppage}{%
\clear@ppage
\thispagestyle{empty}%%%% This line was "plain" in the original definition
\if@twocolumn\onecolumn\@tempswatrue\else\@tempswafalse\fi
\null\vfil
\markboth{}{}%
{\centering
\interlinepenalty \@M
\normalfont
\Huge \bfseries \appendixpagename\par}%
\if@dotoc@pp
\fi
\vfil\newpage
\if@twoside
\if@openright
\null
\thispagestyle{empty}%
\newpage
\fi
\fi
\if@tempswa
\twocolumn
\fi
}
\makeatother

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents

\chapter{First chapter}
\chapter{Second chapter}

\begin{appendices}
\chapter{First appendix chapter name}
\chapter{Second appendix chapter name}
\end{appendices}

\end{document}


• thanks works like a charm! I wish I was able to actually work with this kind of stuff but right now I'm just a novice able to apply pre-defined package behavior, not enough when you are a perfectionist – Ingrid Apr 29 '16 at 14:44
• You could use xpatch to change the page style instead of redefining the whole command. Can I edit an xpatch version into your answer? – Thruston Apr 29 '16 at 14:49
• @Thruston Interessting idea, maybe post it as an additional answer? – user36296 Apr 29 '16 at 14:50
• @Ingrid Glad I could help you! – user36296 Apr 29 '16 at 14:51

A shorter way of patching the command without using renewcommand. You can learn more about patching from the answer to this question.

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage[titletoc,toc,page]{appendix}
\usepackage[titles]{tocloft}
\usepackage{xpatch}
\makeatletter
\xpatchcmd{\@chap@pppage}{\thispagestyle{plain}}{\thispagestyle{empty}}{}{}
\makeatother
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents

\chapter{First chapter}
\chapter{Second chapter}

\begin{appendices}
\chapter{First appendix chapter name}
\chapter{Second appendix chapter name}
\end{appendices}

\end{document}


A better long term solution would be for the authors of appendix to provide an option to switch on and off this behaviour.

• indeed a much shorter solution and works as expected as well I could not agree with you more that it should be an option that can be switched on/off and as for I am concerned the standard should be switched off, it just looks strange to have a page number there but I guess that is just a personal opinion – Ingrid Apr 29 '16 at 15:18
• @ingrid - perhaps you should email them with the suggestion... – Thruston Apr 29 '16 at 15:28