# [OS X TeX] memoir: Why can't appendix be in the back matter?

Johan Almqvist johan at almqvist.net
Sun Jul 31 13:09:59 CEST 2005

On Jul 31, 2005, at 12:49, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 31 juil. 05 à 12:29, Johan Almqvist a écrit :
>> Sometimes I feel the answers on this list aren't quite what I'd
>> hoped for, but I guess I'm just not asking the questions very
>> well. Anyhow. The question I meant to ask was "How can I get
>> appendix numbering even though I'm in the \backmatter in memoir"
>> and the answer is "issue the \setsecnumdepth{chapter} command as
>> the first thing in the \begin{appendices} environment (and use
>> \setcounter{secnumdepth}{-10} to turn it off again later)".
> But then the sequel is: why use \backmatter at all, if you're
> precisely willing to avoid what it does (i.e. suppress section
> numbering)? Or differently: is there something else that
> \backmatter does, other than suppressing section numbers, that make
> you want to use it, in spite of your wanting indeed section numbers?

I have some other "chapters" before the appendices that I don't want
numbered (such as a glossary).

-Johan
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