# Indentation after '\tabular' environments

I was filling some tables for my progress report and noticed something were odd. The following text/tables are indented. MWE:

\documentclass[12pt, oneside]{book}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{tabularx}

\begin{document}
\section*{Section 1}
\subsection*{Subsection 1}
\begin{tabular}{ l l p{0.5cm} l l }
TextText: & TextText & & TextText & TextText\\
TextText & TextText & & TextText & TextText
\end{tabular}
\vspace{12pt}
{\scriptsize{\bfseries{Little note!}}}
\vspace{12pt}
\begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{| X |}
\hline
\bfseries{Tabletitle}\\
\hline
\\ \\ \\
\hline
\end{tabularx}
\end{document}


Is that really the normal behaviour and is there any other way as \begin{flushleft} ... \end{flushleft} to remove the indentation a get the right alignment?

You can turn off indentation globally by adding \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} or if you only want to turn it of for the table add a \noindent before\begin{..}. Compare also this post: How to disable automatic indentation on new paragraphs?
• Yeah I just remembered that I already used \parindent0em in one of my previous documents. -.- – Chris.V Jul 9 '13 at 9:12
• \parindent0em has a bad effect on your document layout; at the least you need to set a non-zero \parskip, but that has its difficulties too. personally, i would use \noindent before each thing whose indentation you need to suppress. – wasteofspace Jul 9 '13 at 10:30
The second table is in a new paragraph, so it gets indented. Putting \noindent before \begin{tabularx} well prevent its indentation.