I would prefer the precis text to be displayed in a floating box on the left side of the article, in a smaller font. This way it look a bit cleaner, as it does not look like the introduction text gets repeated. On the bottom, you could add a small italic info box, saying that this article has a precis, maybe with a small icon. Also i would say we create a category "Articles with Precis".
But generally i think this template is a good idea.--Urwumpe 16:36, 5 October 2006 (MSD)