I'm using the document class scrartcl and appendix. This currently results in a letter instead of a number for section enumeration in the TOC and section title ("A My Code Listing"). I need to change this to "Appendix A My Code Listing", i.e. add the word "Appendix" to the section title.

I have found a manual workaround on http://web.reed.edu/cis/help/latex/thesis#appendices but would like to know if there is a way to change this automatically.

  • should it as "Appendix ..." in the table of contents, too?
    – user2478
    Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 13:43
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    Actually, there should be a seperate table of contents for the appendices. But I'm not into LaTeX so much, so I cannot make much of tex.stackexchange.com/questions/8211/list-of-appendices.
    – None
    Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 13:53

3 Answers 3



\section{foo} bar

\gdef\thesection{Appendix \Alph{section}}
\section{foo} bar
\section{foo} bar

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    One should note, that this also adds “Appendix” to every reference to an appendix (e.g. in the toc or via \ref).
    – Caramdir
    Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 16:55
  • @Caramdir As well as to subsections of appendices. It also seems to mess up the spacing in the toc, i.e. the extra space required by "Appendix" is not accounted for.
    – Janosh
    Commented Jun 1, 2017 at 14:46

KOMA-Script has a mechanism for this. If you use scrreprt or scrbook, then you only need to add the appendixprefix option to \documentclass. For scrartcl, there is a description in the manual (section 16.3 “Expert Commands”): Just add


    \csname the##1\endcsname\autodot\enskip}

to your preamble.

  • The appendixmore trick does not appear to be working in recent version of KOMA (3.19a). Commented Jun 16, 2016 at 16:53
  • With current version replace \renewcommand*{\othersectionlevelsformat}{…} with \renewcommand*{\sectionformat}{\appendixname~\thesection\autodot\enskip} Commented Mar 7, 2017 at 11:13

You should use \KOMAoptions{appendixprefix=true}. This behavior is documented in the KOMA-Script guide, as scrartcl is part of KOMA-Script. The \appendixmore-trick is not needed.


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