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I am using the Interact latex style template from Taylor and Francis journals - available here. The journal I'm preparing a document for has a two-part abstract, in which the second section can be a bulleted list.

But when I try to use \itemize inside the abstract environment, the right margin of the list does not align with the rest of the abstract. How can I fix this?

Here's a minimal example:

\documentclass[british]{interact}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\articletype{RESEARCH ARTICLE}
\title{Article with bullet list inside abstract}
\author{\name{A.N. Other\textsuperscript{a}\thanks{Contact: A.N. Other. Email: someone@somewhere.edu}} 
\affil{\textsuperscript{a} Some University, Somewhere, XX 12345, USA}}
\maketitle 

\begin{abstract}
\lipsum[1].\\ 
\noindent\textbf{Policy Insights}
\begin{itemize}
   \item This line is way too long. It should align with the rest of the abstract. But it goes much too far too the right.
   \item It would be nice too if the bullets were left-aligned with the abstract. 
\end{itemize}
\end{abstract}

\begin{keywords}
Keywords: Latex; Itemize; Lipsum
\end{keywords}
\section{Introduction}
\end{document}

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  • For standard classes this works as expected. Where is interact.cls available from? Have you tried contacting the author of the class? – Andrew Swann Apr 26 '17 at 15:30
  • Thanks @AndrewSwann - I included a link to the class in the 1st paragraph of the question. – dww Apr 26 '17 at 15:33
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    If you're allowed to add other packages, I would use enumitem and the use \begin{itemize}[leftmargin=!,rightmargin=1in]. – Alan Munn Apr 26 '17 at 15:38
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You can do that with enumitem, setting leftmargin and rightmargin for the list to 1pc and 5pc respectively, as written l.36 of the code of the .cls file:

\documentclass[british]{interact}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{showframe}
\renewcommand\ShowFrameLinethickness{0.3pt}
\begin{document}
\articletype{RESEARCH ARTICLE}
\title{Article with bullet list inside abstract}
\author{\name{A.N. Other\textsuperscript{a}\thanks{Contact: A.N. Other. Email: someone@somewhere.edu}}
\affil{\textsuperscript{a} Some University, Somewhere, XX 12345, USA}}

\maketitle

\begin{abstract}
\lipsum[1].\\

\noindent\textbf{Policy Insights}
\begin{itemize}[wide, leftmargin = 1pc, rightmargin = 5pc]
  \item \lipsum[1].
  \item \lipsum[1].
\end{itemize}
 \lipsum[2-10]
\end{abstract}

\end {document} 

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