[texhax] Problem with Appendices

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Sat Nov 20 13:17:47 CET 2010

"Barbara Beeton" <bnb at ams.org>, 19.11.2010 20:07:37
>On Fri, 19 Nov 2010, Uwe Lueck wrote:
>    >From "amsbook" I guess this unanswered request 
>    > is an AMS issue, therefore that Cc.
> as it turned out, at least these three
> packages being used overwrote the normal
> conventions of amsbook:
> - appendix.sty
> - titletoc.sty
> - titlesec.sty
>so it's really not an amsbook problem.

I have anxiously checked now that I hadn't missed these packages before.

> the only "simple" solution i could find
> was a real hack -- add the line
>  \addtocontents{toc}{\def\chaptername{Appendix}}
> immediately after the line
>  \appendix
> in the file.  this did the trick.
> let this be a warning that not all document
> classes have been tested with all possible
> add-on packages, and vice versa.  and the
> authors of the different classes and
> packages may not be intimately familiar
> with the workings of the other ones.  we
> do try to be helpful, so that a user will
> end up with what s/he wants, but sometimes
> the circumstances are just too arcane to
> provide an "elegant" or "permanent" solution.

I have always thought of some "pecking order":
When a "less important" package X turns out 
to be incompatible with a "more important"  
package Y, X must strive for compatibility.
A package from the "required" LaTeX distribution 
such as the AMS packages certainly is a 
"Very Important Package".

Once I had to do this for lineno.sty and/or 
ednotes.sty, in the sense that they can be 
loaded together with amsmath, but I 
couldn't yet afford to number amsmath 
display lines with lineno.sty.



>    ---------------------
>    Von: "Dr A K Hannaby" <keith.hannaby at mathshelp.com>
>    Gesendet: 29.10.2010 20:46:23
>    An: support at tug.org
>    Betreff: [texhax] Problem with Appendices
>    Dear support
>    I hope this is how you do things in support...
>    \
>    I am using Latex running under Miktex 2.8 with class: amsbook.
>    Lenny fncychap, fancyhdr, and it all works perfectly, except...
>    \
>    In the CONTENTS list of a .dvi output (i.e. at the start of the finished pages), the word chapter appears correctly as in Chapter 1, Chapter 2, etc... up to 17 in my case.
>    But when it gets to the Appendices, it goes Chapter A, Chapter B, rather that Appendix A, Appendix B...
>    \
>    So the numbers change to letters as they should, but the word chapter stays as chapter.
>    \
>    The titles on the page headers in the appendices Left and Right are OK.
>    \
>    I understand that \appendix should be called ONCE only, then one should revert to \chapter ? even in appendices.
>    \
>    Hope you can help.
>    Regards
>        Keith

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