Steps to reproduce:
- Go to > Control Panel > Web Content
- Create a Basic WC (wc1) with an Abstract maxed out on characters (4000) > Publish
- Click Descriptive View
Abstract will display by the WC title similar to how it fits into the 'Summary' box (see MaxAbstract screenshot), with some combination of word-wrapping and an ability to see maybe a couple hundred characters of the abstract, with a 'Read More...' link at the end, perhaps, to make it look tidy.
WC portlet widens a great deal, both in the Home/Recent/Mine column, and the list of WCs column (see remaining screenshots).