Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 9:08 AM (in response to makey)
That's odd. The obvious answer is that Help Center requires an Internet connection, but assuming that is not the problem then something else is going on.
In the meantime try this: http://www.apple.com/support/macbasics/tour/
Since your Mac is new, you could call AppleCare, who may talk you through some basic steps to determine what is wrong with Help Center. For example, clicking the text you are asking about should bring up this page:
Something is preventing that from occurring. It could simply be a temporary Internet anomaly but if it persists call AppleCare and make them work for you. 90 days of telephone support is included in the price of your Mac.
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Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2013 3:24 AM (in response to John Galt)
Thanks for your reply.
It all seems to be working properly now - e.g. I'm able to get the same display as your example above.
As you said, it must have been a temporary internet anomaly.