When converting a area text item using convertAreaObjectToPointObject(), the remainder of the script still thinks it's an area text object after the function is executed and cannot be access like a point type, even though it shows correctly as point text object in the drawing.
Also, unlike the documentation is statin,g the function appears to not return the newly converted text frame but "null"
Is this a known bug? How can I get this to work?
Yes - this is still a problem/bug - just a gernmanb describes.
Using a selection, you can update the old reference variable.