I have looked for a solution for quite some time now, but I couldn't find anything useful. The problem seems to be minor but still visible.

If I use footnotemark within align to create a footnote, which is named via footnotetext, the following paragraph is slightly indented. This cannot be changed, even if I use \noindent.

Check the following simply example:

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, headsepline]{scrreprt}
\usepackage{amsmath, amssymb, mathtools}

X_{t+1} &=  \frac{X_{t+1}+X_{t+1}}{Y_t}  
\intertext{Some intertext...:\footnotemark} 
X_{t+1} &=  \frac{X_{t+1}+X_{t+1}}{Y_t}
\footnotetext{English text is better understandable} 

There is a tiny horizontal space, before the blindtext starts. This seems to be added to any regular paragraph indentation as well - if you decide to make a new one after the align environment. Does anyone know how to handle this correctly?

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    End of line space!. Put a % after like \footnotetext{English text is better understandable}%.
    – user11232
    Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 23:55
  • @HarishKumar Ahh I KNEW it was something little like that. I never got to fully understand when to use % and when not to. People add these after some brackets and after others they don't. If you could add little more of an explanation I'd like to accept your answer! Edit: I also want to mention that I tried this but my editor (Tex Studio) didn't want to let me put the % easily at the end of the line, because it was exactly at the position of a linebreak :S
    – TomM
    Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 23:58
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    And BTW: You load setspace twice, one time is enough.
    – Speravir
    Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 0:26
  • I have fixed that ;)
    – TomM
    Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 0:36
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    I had overread most of your answering comment to Harish. For the percent sign see What is the use of percent signs (%) at the end of lines?
    – Speravir
    Commented Dec 24, 2013 at 0:47

1 Answer 1


As @HarishKumar pointed out, % was missing behind \footnotetext{English text is better understandable}%. He didn't make his comment an answer, but credit goes really to him (upvote his comment above if this answer was useful for you).

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