Elements to  stay aligned left after refresh...

Discussion created by wtgeographer@gmail.com on Dec 26, 2012
I am having difficulty getting elements to stay aligned left. I am using a Python add-in tool which dynamically renames text element on the map layout.  I can select all elements right click and align left, however each time a new selection is obtained and the layout refreshed the alignment is lost.  Any suggestions on how to assure left alignment of the text elements.  Attached is a picture which should better explain the dilemma.  Thanks in advance....