LibreOffice 3.6.5 has been released. Can Ubuntu 12.10 update to this productivity suite version, either automatically or manually?
LibreOffice 3.6.5 has not arrived in official Ubuntu repositories yet. However, you can try this PPA maintained by the LibreOffice team to install the latest releases.
For better integration with Gnome desktops, you need to install this package:
On the question why the latest version released by LibreOffice isn't in the Ubuntu repositories, please refer to this more general question: Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software?
The new version will probably not be provided in the default-enabled repositories, and may not be officially packaged at all for Ubuntu 12.10, for quite some time (or ever). See:
Once Ubuntu 13.04 is released, it may be provided in the backports repository (or may not). See:
Alternatively, LibreOffice 3.6.5 may be provided soon, if it primarily provides security updates. (If it's a feature update, then whatever security patches are present would instead be ported to the version currently in your Ubuntu release, see the SRU policy linked above.)
You have a couple options for installing the new version now.
You should add the libreoffice ppa in order to get the latest updates... open a console and type:
Be careful, cause I putted the "-y" option there so it do everything without NO asking. Remove them if you want to audit the process. Also is a "one liner", each line of command is separated by "&&".