I am using a memoir class with this thesis template: Caltech thesis template

When I used \begin{appendices} text \end{appendices}, in the main text, the chapter name is Appendix A but in the ToC it shows Chapter A.

For example,


In the main text, I get

Chapter 1 text1
Appendix A text2
Chapter 2 text3

In the ToC, I get

Chapter 1 text1
Chapter A text2
Chapter 2 text3

What should I do to fix that?

I want to use the appendices environment because I want to have the appendix to show up in between regular chapters.

I can modify \appendix to make it work by


But, if I place \appendix in the main text, the rest of the chapters becomes appendix, and I only want some subset of chapters after \appendix to have the Appendix label.

Note: The appendix package with titletoc option does not work with memoir class.

  • How do you add Chapter to your ToC? Here is a minimal example that you can use to start showing us what you're doing.
    – Werner
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 17:53
  • Here is how \chapter{text1} \begin{appendices} \chapter{text2} \end{appendices} \chapter{text3} So, the final result should have Chapter 1 text1, Appendix A text2, Chapter 2 text3 in the TOC. Instead, it has Chapter 1 text1, Chapter A text2, Chapter 2 text3 in the TOC.
    – ypleong
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 19:09
  • (1) please make a full minimal example, (2) as far as I remember memoir does not prefix anything in the toc by default, so you are not giving all information. (3) \cftchapternane and \cftappendixname are the normal go to macros in memoir for this.
    – daleif
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 20:20
  • I added the template I used. That's all I have.
    – ypleong
    Commented Oct 4, 2017 at 23:49

2 Answers 2


The following patches should correct your ToC display, using Appendix within the appendices environment and Chapter elsewhere:

    Appendix% or \appendixname
    Chapter% or \chaptername

Add the above code somewhere in your preamble.

  • This works great! Thank you for the quick responses.
    – ypleong
    Commented Oct 5, 2017 at 7:14

As I mentioned in the comments, I do not understand the problem. The normal memoir methods works fine:





Whether that template is doing stuff that is should not is out of my hands.

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