I used to make the Appendix by calling it "Appendix" in the following way:

% in the following I just show the documentclass in case it is relevant


% here I start the appendix

\section{title of the first section of the appendix}

but now I will need to call it "Supplementary Information" rather than "Appendix". If I just add a section

\section{Supplementary Information}

of course it will be numbered in the same way as the other sections. I do not want it. So I try

\section*{Supplementary Information}
\subsection{first section of SI}

But then the style of the title changes and in addition the SI subsections follow the numbering of the subsections of previous sections, rather than starting from 1 (or A). Finally, if I do

\section*{Supplementary Information}
\subsection*{first section of SI}

the SI sections have no number at all. That's not what I want. I want the SI sections to be numbered starting from the first SI section, and I want the SI title to have no number (and possibly be all capital letters).

How can I do it?

  • can you please post a screenshot or hand drawn sketch of what is your end requirement--rest of the things the latex experts will manage
    – js bibra
    Dec 18, 2019 at 1:40

1 Answer 1


In your preamble put:

\renewcommand{\appendixname}{Supplementary Information}

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