If you have Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003, Microsoft Office Access 2003 and Microsoft Office Excel 2003 installed, Office Web Components allow you to publish interactive data as part of a Web site. Office Web Components, used with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.01 or later, you can view a published control (spreadsheet, chart, or database) on a Web page and view data access pages.
When you install the Office Web Components tool, users can view published components and access data on the Web pages without having to install Office 2003. Note: If you don't have an Office 2003 license, authorizing the use of Office Web Components in static, non-interactive mode limited to the customer and only view. If you have this license, authorizing the use of Office Web Components in interactive mode.