I am using ArcMap 10.2.1.
I just learned how to export shape file data by right clicking on the layer, selecting export data. In the export data dialog, I set the first pull down to view (crop limit to view) and the second pull down to data frame. The data export worked well but if I do not use data frame in the second selection of the export dialog, but use all features instead, the data does not have the coordinate assigned to it. So it appears that the layer contains the coordinate information thru its properties. So I will need to select data frame if I want the information in the data frame properties to be exported with my data. Is my understanding correct or is there more to it?