I did this rather quickly in DrawPlusX2, but might be able to reproduce it in PagePlus. Is this on track of what you are after?
There may be other ways to do this, but what I did was make multiple copies of the letter that is doing the intertwining. Then, using the erase tool, I carefully erased parts of the letters (will take a bit of pre-planning). And, finally, using the Arrange/Front/Back icons, I got the various parts arranged to look like they are intertwined (see screenshot 2)
I don't have X3, but this was quickly done in P+X2.
I used 4 layers with 2 J's and 2 S's and the Transparency tool set on solid, once working from the top and once working from the bottom on separate layers (if that makes sense) ?
that's exactly the finished result I need to reach - I'll have a go at it in the morning (I need sleeeeeep) and let you know how I get on - thanks for all the effort you've put in, you guys in these forums are pretty amazing!
I'm afraid I've come rather late to the party, but I hope you don't mind if I throw another method into the mix. A common trick in DrawPlus is to use the Crop Tool for this kind of thing, and you can do the same in PagePlus:
1. Place your first letter (the blue one in the attached image) and Copy (Ctrl+C) to the Windows clipboard. Position the second letter on top.
2. Paste in Place (Ctrl+Alt+V) the copied first letter. Where you want the bottom letter to overlap the top one, cover the intersection with a small Quick Shape.
3. Select the small Quick Shape and Shift-click the newly pasted letter so both objects are selected.
4. Go to the Tools menu and choose 'Crop to Shape'.
This question had me thinking of the old (very) Ask the Expert feature, as I had a feeling it was covered by one of the articles. I was surprised to find that the feature is still there, at http://www.serif.com/community/asktheexpert.asp, but I was wrong about intertwined letters being covered. Most of the items are outdated, being surperceded by features in later versions of PP, but some may still interest some "learners".
I'm not particularly surprised that the Ask The Expert feature is still there: it's a very useful resource. Although some of the items are superseded by features in later versions of the various Serif programs, many are still valid; for example, recent versions of PhotoPlus have some interesting new 'Instant Artist' effects but I've never found a way of matching the results (and ease of use) of Lee Mulligan's ' Sketched Look http://www.serif.com/community/articles/20020416.asp' tutorial.