Get and set layout element anchor points in ArcPy

Idea created by 1_tsemerad on May 17, 2011
    I need to be able to get and set the anchor points of layout elements in ArcPy. Currently, it is impossible for arcpy to know whether the layout elements of any given MapDocument are on or off  the layout. You can access the XY positions of the elements, but these are in relation to their anchor point which could be different for each element. This would be very helpful for map automation scripts, as I currently have to make separate versions of my scripts for MXDs that have slightly different layout elements or page sizes.