Ringmaster Engineering Notebook Criteria

Are some of the new criteria for the engineering notebook that it needs to be in a bound format and written in ink? It seems that in the past the notebook styles have been more open-ended. For example, pages could be placed in a 3 hole binder and teams used a variety of ways to document the robot design. Some teams use engineer design process planners to help guide their students through the design process as they design their robot. Is this type of format now not allowed?
Even your example engineer design notebook at https://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2016/11/vex-iq-challenge-engineering-notebook.pdf does not seem to meet the new criteria? What is the 2017-2018 Ringmaster Engineer Notebook Criteria? It is hard to determine exactly what is expected from the Team Design Note Book Document https://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2017/07/team-design-notebooks-and-team-journals.pdf and Design Notebook Design award rubric. https://www.roboticseducation.org/documents/2014/10/vex-iq-design-award-rubric.pdf

Notebook clarification would be greatly appreciated as we head into our first tournament soon. Thanks.