It looks like you have to cut the anchored object, paste it on your
pasteboard, do what you need, and then insert it again.
I tried to ungroup an anchored object via scripting just now. Doing so
throws this error:
"Invalid object for this request."
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I'd release the anchored objects that need content added (for those that just need an updated image you can select the image and relink), at that point you can just add your new elements and group with the original group, then re-anchor. You probably don't need to ungroup the original stuff at all unless there are stacking issues.
It was the stacking problem that really took me to the "copy them out one by one" phase as I needed to replace something that was originally obove some elements but below others. For example,one page originally had two partial screenshots, now it has three. I need to insert one into a layer between the first two (basically, I'm shorf of space on a printed document, and the bottom right section of each screen is blank so I'm taking advantage of that space to overlap).
can delete the "original" top image, then put the two in in the correct order, but I'm covering the arrow heads...by the time I get to this stage, it's as quick to start again comosing a new group.
I'm not putting so much in anchored frames this time around - I thought it would save me time, but it isn't.
I have found the solution for this problem. When the objects are groupped and the frame is anchored, it is not possible to ungroup it. First you have to change anchoring type to user defined through Object>Anchored Object>Options. Then, when you again select the anchored group frame, in menu appears option Object>Anchored Object>Release. Use it. After that you can again select the frame of grouppped objects and magically, the option in menu Object->Ungroup (Shift+Ctrl+G) is again available and you can ungroup all objects. Problem solved !