Currently I open the file in document viewer and select print etc. Is it not possible to right click the file and "send to" the printer?
Use lpr to print PDF files directly from the command-line
I don't think you can do that directly, no. However, there's a command line program called
You can also view the printer queue with
Add lpr to the right-click menu
I didn't know about 'lpr' that Steve mentioned about, but I know how to add it to your right click menu, using the Nautilus Scripts function of Nautilus.
Just copy and paste the below text to Gedit:
Save the file as 'Send to Printer' and then,
Finally, move the file under ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts
Now, in every .pdf file you want, you can right click on it and choose Scripts->'Send to Printer'. The command 'lpr' that Steve mentioned about will execute to the file you have selected.