Most of my backgrounds use a 78 to 85% table, depending on the width of the border;
but some might be larger and some smaller.
<div ALIGN=right><table BORDER=0 COLS=1 WIDTH="83%" >
Before doing anything to a page, create a table.
Next, insert EVERYTHING that is going on that page inside the table.
This way, nothing crosses over your left border line.
Backgrounds 1..[ Textured borders in dark colors with separators.]
Backgrounds 2..[ stripe pastel border of white background with cameo girl.]
Backgrounds 3..[ Misty leaves and catkins on a white background.]
Backgrounds 4..[ tree branches with a few leaves left on the tree in green and autumn colors]
Backgrounds 5..[ ethnic design in several medium colors]
Backgrounds 6.[ ethnic design in dark border and white paper]
Backgrounds 7..[ ethnic lace design in several colors on beige background]
Backgrounds 8..[ an embossed design with separator included. Several muted colors.]
Backgrounds 9..[ narrow leaf pattern w/ separator]Backgrounds 10..[ narrow Hardinger pattern border in several pastel colors ]
Backgrounds 11..[ Red, white and blue backgrounds for military or American webpages.]
More bordered backgrounds under Gen Papers