# Abstract name/title same indent as abstract text

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.

 \usepackage{abstract}

\setlength{\absleftindent}{12.7mm}\\

\setlength{\absrightindent}{12.7mm}

\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
\renewcommand\footnoterule{%
\kern-3\p@\hrule\@width\columnwidth\kern 2.6\p@ }

% Begin document
\begin{document}

\renewcommand*\abstractname{\flushleft\textbf{Abstract}\hfill}
\begin{abstract} \noindent                 % Remove default indentation
\textbf{
\noindent Your abstract here \\
Keywords: Your keywords here}
\end{abstract}


## 1 Answer

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

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}% Just for this example
\usepackage{changepage}

\renewenvironment{abstract}
{\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}% No paragraph indent
\begin{adjustwidth}{12.7mm}{12.7mm}
{\centering \textbf{\abstractname}\par}\medskip}
{\end{adjustwidth}}

\begin{document}

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

\begin{abstract}
\lipsum[1]
\textbf{Keywords}: Your keywords here
\end{abstract}

\lipsum[2]
\end{document}

• 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