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This should help.
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By "cover sheet" I think she just means the first page with the title and stuff? You don't need a "cover sheet" option, just put all that stuff on page 1.
You'll just want to find and use the "Different Header/Footer on first page" option. In Word 2007 it's under the INSERT menu, then under the Header down-arrow, and "Edit Header". In Word 2003 and earlier I think it's under "Page Setup" under the File menu, but I don't have 2003 on this computer so I can't check.
If you really want your 2nd page where the manuscript starts to be the page numbered 1, you can tell Word that page 2 is a new Section, then there's an option somewhere called "Restart Page Numbering". I can't figure out how to do a new Section in Word 2007 at all...
FWIW the 1.5" margins all around is not the advice I usually see; I usually see 1" margins all around recommended. 1.5" is kinda excessive IMO, and wastes a lot of paper if it's a long manuscript.
This article by Vonda McIntyre is one I see recommended a lot; it's a PDF and she illustrates a lot of her advice visually. It's SF/F oriented; but then, Holly Lisle is also a SF/F writer. There are a few other nice articles on the SFWA site about manuscript format, packaging, and word counting.