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I want to place my abstract text behind the abstract-key(which is used in all article), and left-aligned rather than centered on the page. How do I do this in LaTeX?

I want the following format:

Abstract: some text is here.

The default abstract format (which I want to change it) is:

                           Abstract

Some text is here
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What do you mean by “abstract-key”? If you mean the text “Abstract”, then surely you want to put your abstract behind the abstract key, rather than in front of it. –  Konrad Rudolph Sep 11 '11 at 12:32
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Here's an example how you could redefine the abstract environment:

\documentclass{article}
\renewenvironment{abstract}{%
  \noindent\bfseries\abstractname:\normalfont}{}
\begin{document}
\begin{abstract}
  some text is here.
\end{abstract}
\section{First section}
\end{document}

You could also customize the end code of the new abstract for making a paragraph break etc. However, I guess a \section would follow, so it would be ok.

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