Ubuntu – How to add right click Print option to libreoffice files in Nautilus


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.

Best Answer

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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)

to install

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

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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.

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nautilus refresh

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.

nautilus -q