Saralyn is not able to respond to posts at this time so she has asked me to fill in. It's Joanna, from over next door in Formats. I have made appropriate inquiries and the answer here is quite short. The ONLY rules for the trial manuscript are in the NLS Instruction Manual 5th edition. This is the only set of published rules and thsoe are the ones to use for the trial manuscript. My understanding is that the upcoming 6th Edition will require the new Formats to be used, but the 6th Edition has not been officialy approved by BANA and has not been published.
5th Edition NLS Manual. Use ONLY the formatting indicated in this edition.