For the measurements, be aware that an inch is six picas. If you do not use Word, you should still be able to create a similar template. The Submitting Playwright is not a company member nor resident writer for a particular theater.
There is a form application and a function application.
Remember than manuscript guidelines were designed before computers. Prepare to get inundated with a slew of applications for creating and editing your text.
Formatting does impact page count. Proper typesetting dictates ONE space after periods. When there are so many other Submitting Playwrights out there with their scripts waiting to be considered?
So get going, already. Receivers of that file print off, mark up, and carry around.
After dumping your raw copy into your format template you may find you end up with a page play. Thanks for ignoring!