I am not certain how you went about creating a new template?
With Joomla 2.5's ability to copy the current template, as can be seen in the screen shot at right, it is very simple.
I included a link to this page in my previous correspondence, because as it says in the forum post below, the only way to modify the width of the right position in the template I am using is to modify the default.xml file.
I hope I explain what I need below in the Full Text.
|Align right||by: Tony Lutz|
These are instructions that I've followed, but nothing happened.
The three files I've modified
I followed the (2) sets of instructions on the tabs below.
Update: Make the mod to the files in the correct folder, and it works!