Hi Murph, and thanks for joining us here.
1500+ PDFs... you're a brave fellow.
As you've found if you break that set up a bit, you'll be fine. You'll also find that Monarch handles large amounts of files better when reading a local drive rather than over a network connection.
As to the "not beginning in the same position" problem, do you mean that the addresses are shifting horizontally somewhat from file to file (hopefully), or rather vertically (not very likely but must ask)?
OK, next we hope that the left shifting occurrences don't cause overlap problems with adjacent fields in the files wherein the address isn't shifting.
The solution that I've used in similar situations involves painting the address wider that you expect it to be (on both the left and right sides, as is possible given any adjacent fields), then running that through a calculated field to trim leading spaces.
This [B]may /B[/I]mean that you go from capturing the address block as a single multi-line field (that likely ends on the end of left justification) to capturing multiple single line fields for each component of the address, then recombining them (with chr(10)+chr(13) between the fields) into another field which is in turn used by the address block.
If however you run into overlaps, well, then it'll get fun... :eek:
The Help section on Specifications for V10 indicateas a max of 1024 files open simultaneously. I doubt V8 would be greater! (Don't have a session open to check just now.)
If you have all the docs in Word I'm not sure I would elect to move them to pdf before using Monarch. Did you look at a straight text presentation before electing to go the PDF route? Best to use fixed width fonts rather than proportional if considering that option.