I have an .mxd file with a couple of map layers, and few text elements on it. Most of the text elements are visible in Layout View. However, there are two that I cannot find in the ArcMap environment (this is ArcGIS 10.4.1 for Desktop).
I have a routine that finds them programmatically just fine in the ESRI.ArcGIS.ArcMapUI.IMxDocument, but I cannot find or select them on the map (GUI) itself.
I can find the objects such as "printed" (see attached).
But even selecting all elements (as shown in the "Before" screen shot) does not show the elements that you see in the "After" screen shot.
The "Select by Attributes" does not show them either, in any of the layers.
I am stumped. Does anyone out there have an idea how to find them?