# Appendices title on first page of Appendices and not separate page

I have used the appendix package like this.

\usepackage[toc, page]{appendix}

This puts the title 'appendix' on its own page. Now I want to have this title, but I would rather if it put on the same page as the first chapter of the appendix, so you would have it just above chapter title of the first appendix.

I tried to read the manual, but I did not see an option for this.

• There is a title option but that's not what you want, most likely? – user31729 Jun 12 '17 at 14:27

A version with patching of \@makechapterhead:

The patch checks whether the chapter number is 1, i.e. meaning the first appendix chapter and insertes the Appendix line accordingly, taking the values of \abovefirstappchapskip etc. into account -- those values can be changed at will.

\documentclass{book}

\usepackage{xpatch}
\usepackage[toc]{appendix}

\makeatletter
\newlength{\abovefirstappchapskip}
\newlength{\belowfirstappchapskip}
\AtBeginEnvironment{appendices}{%
\vspace*{50\p@}%
}{%
\ifnum1=\c@chapter
\vskip\abovefirstappchapskip%
\fi
}{}{}
\parindent \z@ \raggedright \normalfont
}{%
\parindent \z@ \raggedright \normalfont
\ifnum1=\c@chapter
\begingroup
\centering \Huge\bfseries \appendixname
\vskip\belowfirstappchapskip
\endgroup
\fi
}{}{}
}
\makeatother

\setlength{\abovefirstappchapskip}{30pt}
\setlength{\belowfirstappchapskip}{30pt}

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents

\begin{appendices}
\chapter{Foo}

\chapter{Foobar}

\end{appendices}

\end{document}

• The first solution posted worked well. The solution given after the edit would be preferable but it causes \chapter{Foobar} not to display. I am using lualatex if that possibly makes a difference. – Michael Buckley Jun 12 '17 at 14:56
• @MichaelBuckley: Yes, I forgot \fi in the first \xpatchcmd for \@makechapterhead. Please use the updated code, it should work with lualatex as well now – user31729 Jun 12 '17 at 15:32
• This does not seem to do anything if you have \include{appendix} where the appendix is in another .tex. I placed the patch before my \begin{document}. Compiles without a warning or error. But I still have Appendix A and then the chapter with no Appendix title at the very top. – Frikster Aug 16 '17 at 1:38
• @DirkHaupt: Works for me out of the box even with \include although I never claimed it would work with \include (which I basically never use for my purposes). There's nothing I can do for you here – user31729 Aug 16 '17 at 6:12