First of all, thanks for the helps! I am bringing back this post again as I run into similar issues and exhausted all the options listed. No build pane/ build book option using bookdown. In short, the build panel does not show up in my Rstudio.
bookdown-demo.Rproj in text file:
My Rstudio version is the latest: ‘1.2.5042’. I make sure my index.rmd has the line "site: bookdown::bookdown_site". The bookdown-demo.Rproj file also has the line "BuildType: Website". I even checked the Preferences -> Panel Layout to make sure "Build" is selected to show. I also unchecked other panels (e.g., connections) in case build panel did not show up because of the space limit. Still, I cannot find build panel for the bookdown demo. If I click on "Configure Build Tool", I will receive an error message saying "No Active Project. Build tools can only be configured from within an RStudio project."
Here is the link to the bookdown demo if you want to try reproducing the error. https://github.com/rstudio/bookdown-demo
Thank you all very much!