Situation is that I am working in Sigil, creating epub's from filtered HTML files generated from MS Word. After the generation, I clean out all the junk I can recognize in the HTML file, and move the simplified style definitions to a stylesheet. Then I link the stylesheet to all the files in the epub (actually I link it to the original large file before splitting it into separate chapter files).
Things display fine in Sigil, but when I go to test the epub in Adobe Digital Editions and on Nook, the entire stylesheet is ignored. It feels like Word embedded some stylesheet that cannot be seen/opened. The only way I have worked out to override this is to copy my preferred stylesheet code (in its entirety) into the header of each file of the epub. Not very efficient, especially if anything changes during final editing.
Does anyone have experience with this and a better solution? I appreciate the help. Thank you!