Problem: When exporting to BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG and GIF from ArcMap, 'Write World File' is grayed out


When exporting from ArcMap to the BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG and/or GIF format, the 'Write World File' export option is grayed out or unavailable.
[O-image] Write World File grayed out


The ArcMap export dialog was accessed while ArcMap was in Layout view.

ArcMap cannot designate spatial references for the entire map layout, only a data frame, so this option is only available when viewing only one data frame.

Solution or Workaround

Switch ArcMap to Data view by navigating to View > Data view and then navigate to File > Export map. The 'Write World File' checkbox should now be available when one of the above exporters is selected.