# Appendix centered in the middle vertically

I want to center the word Annexes (english: Appendices) in the middle of the page

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[english,francais]{babel}
%annexes
\usepackage[toc,page]{appendix}
\renewcommand{\appendixpagename}{Annexes}
\renewcommand{\appendixtocname}{Annexes}
\begin{document}
\begin{appendices}

\appendix
\newpage
\section*{Annexes}
...
\end{appendices}
\end{document}


I got the word but left in the top (look image), I want it in the middle and centered (vertically and horizontally) like in the books

I need it like this (without filigrane of corse)

• Why are you using \appendix within appendices environment? – user31729 Aug 12 '16 at 20:32
• actually, I learned that from a tutorial, I didn't knew there are an other package – Hind Dev Aug 12 '16 at 20:40
• Some tutorials on LaTeX are quite rotten ... reading the manual(s) of the used packages helps much more than such tutorials – user31729 Aug 12 '16 at 20:42
• the guy in the tutorial had the word centered, I don't know why it doesn't in my document – Hind Dev Aug 12 '16 at 20:43

Something like this?

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{showframe}
\usepackage[toc,page]{appendix}

\usepackage[english,francais]{babel}

\usepackage{blindtext}
\renewcommand{\appendixtocname}{Annexes}
\renewcommand{\appendixpagename}{\vspace*{\fill}\centering Annexes\vspace*{\fill}}

\begin{document}
\begin{appendices}
\clearpage
\section{First appendix}
\blindtext
\end{appendices}
\end{document}


• not like that, I found this example but I want it centered also vertically – Hind Dev Aug 12 '16 at 20:41
• I put a photo from the tutorial example – Hind Dev Aug 12 '16 at 20:46
• @HindDev: See the update please! – user31729 Aug 12 '16 at 20:52