Im trying to make an abstract where the title of the abstract and the text are indented 12.7 mm left and right. So far I have done this for the text but since the abstract name follows the width of the normal page \flushleft does not work. How do I keep the same indent.




 \setlength{\parindent}{12.7mm} % Do not indent the 1st line of a paragraph. 
 \setlength{\parskip}{3mm}   % Add space between paragraphs.

 %% redefine \footnoterule for using the whole text width
 \kern-3\p@\hrule\@width\columnwidth\kern 2.6\p@ }

 % Begin document 

 \begin{abstract} \noindent                 % Remove default indentation
 \noindent Your abstract here \\ 
 Keywords: Your keywords here}

I would set the abstract as an adjustwidth block (from changepage) which allows you to set the left/right indent as needed:

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\usepackage{lipsum}% Just for this example

  {\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}% No paragraph indent
   {\centering \textbf{\abstractname}\par}\medskip}


\rule{12.7mm}{1pt}\hfill\rule{12.7mm}{1pt}% Just for this 

  \textbf{Keywords}: Your keywords here

  • Thank you Werner, I see in your example that the title, "Abstract" is centred. However I would like to have "Abstract" in line with the text, so also indented with 12.7 mm. – Naomi Mar 26 '15 at 7:53
  • Nevermind, I deleted the \centering and it worked like a charm :) Thanks so much, I would have never figured it out on my own! – Naomi Mar 26 '15 at 8:53

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