When you paste the tabular note does your work layer count increase (meaning that something pasted but you can't see it). If it does increase, check to see if your current work layer is invisible on the drawing sheet using "Layer Visible in View". Regarding the view boundary - right click on the boundary and see if it is set to Manual Boundary. If it is, change it to Automatic and see if that cleans things up. I'm not sure why you're seeing anchor point if you have the dialog closed. Perhaps try a view refresh (F5) or View Regenerate?