I was wondering if it could be added to the right click menu an option to "print" the file without the need to open it and then print it.
Once potential solution is to use nautilus-actions to create a right-click menu option in nautilus.
Unfortunately, the version in oneiric causes a segmentation fault. One good third-party PPA you could use is described in this answer.
An alternative is to download the 32bit or 64bit .deb package from the precise repository and install this (
sudo dpkg -i [deb-package-name].deb)
Copy and paste line by line the following in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dr3mro/nautilus-actions-extra sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions
Now launch the config tool:
Create a new action called Libreoffice Print
Then enter the the command
libreoffice with the parameters
-p %F as per this image.
Hint: If you want't you can enter
-p %M instead and select Appears if selection has multiple files or folders. Then you can select and print multiple files.
Another Hint: You might want to ristrict the entry to LibreOffice files. So enter **.odt* as filename condition.
Although I'm not not sure why - if you install the package
nautilus-refresh then the nautilus-actions sub-menu is combined with the standard right-click menu option as per the first image in this answer.
sudo apt-get install nautilus-refresh
Save. Run the following for the new menu option to take effect.