To view the parcel dimension and bearing layers you must be at a scale less than 1:5000, or 1:1000 for QuickMap v6 or less. To set the scale hold the Ctrl key down on the key board and then select the “s” key. This will pop up the Set Scale window. Type in a scale of 5000 and then select OK. Notice that the parcel dimension and bearing layers can now be turned on. To view the layers at scales greater than 1:5000 you will need to copy the parcel into the Edit Layer and then modify the symbology of the new parcel so that its dimensions and / or bearings are displayed.
Refer to Help -> Contents -> Copying Map Features into Other Map Layers for instructions on how to do this.