To get a word count:

In Word Perfect:

Go to File, Click on Document Information.  The word count will appear.

 In Word:

Go to Tools, Click on Word Count.  It will show the word count.

To Print a Word Count:

In either Word or Word Perfect, press "Print Screen," then hit the "x" on the top right corner of the dialogue box (so it goes away).  Click the new document icon (or File-New) and hit Ctrl-V.  The dialogue box with the word count will appear.  Then print that page as you would any other page.