I am running topology on a shapefile to fix overlaps/gaps, when I correct some of them, more seem to form when I run validate topology. I think maybe in fixing the errors I am perhaps moving the shapefiles which is causing a ripple effect. Also is there anyway a newbie GIS user can batch correct topology errors, I have loads of shapefiles I am putting into a set format and obviously none can have topology errors.
I experienced unintentionally moving polygons and resolved it by setting a sticky move tolerance of 300 pixels. That made it more difficult to accidentally move the features which caused a topology error. Under Editor Toolbar> Options> General Tab.