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I have a document with article class. And the header for section and subsection is indented. I would like to make it so that the header lines up with paragraph that is not indented.

For example

Right now it is

    Abstract

    Start of paragraph.... second line of paragraph

I would like it to look like this:

Abstract

     Start of paragraph...
second line of paragraph

closed as unclear what you're asking by lockstep, Svend Tveskæg, user13907, Andrew Swann, user31729 Apr 26 '15 at 16:23

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  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – cfr Nov 18 '14 at 22:32
  • By default, section titles and the abstract title are not indented. (It might be centred or it might be flush left but it won't be indented.) So I suspect that you are not using semantic markup but, rather, marking up the format manually. But it is impossible to say without seeing the code. Hence, we need an MWE. – cfr Nov 18 '14 at 22:34
  • Don't write \textbf{Abstract}. Instead use \section*{Abstract}. Without more detail, it's difficult to say what you're currently using and what the use-case is. – Werner Nov 18 '14 at 22:43
  • And if \section*{Abstract} is too big, there's always \subsection*{Abstract}. Some document classes even let you simply type \begin{abstract} ... \end{abstract}. – John Wickerson Nov 18 '14 at 22:49
  • @JohnWickerson 'Some classes' includes article... \begin{abstract}...\end{abstract} is what I would use. But \section*{Abstract} might be better if a flush left result is wanted. – cfr Nov 18 '14 at 23:06