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The Southwest Star

The Southwest Star Magazine features the news and events from all the sections in the Southwest Region of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. In addition to news about the other sections, it also features various Mercedes-Benz vehicles (preferably yours), Mercedes-Benz news, and related stories.

If you've never seen a digital publication and this is all new, in 15 minutes you can be an expert. If you have seen The Southwest Star and this all looks different, well, it's because it is. We've upgraded our software. As a result the magazine loads faster, the mobile app is more robust, navigation is more intuitive, we accept iOS and Android gestures, and the navigation bar has been removed. In a nutshell, the magazines are much simpler. To open a magazine, click the OPEN icon on the lower right.

Once the magazine is open, it can be closed by clicking the CLOSE icon on the upper right. To turn the pages, click either the page forward icon on the right side of the screen or the page back icon on the left side of the screen. If you have a keyboard, you can also use the left and right arrows to change pages.

Once open, the magazine has a toolbar on the upper left. The top icon in the toolbar allows you to zoom in on a page. One click zooms in, the second click returns it to the normal size. The second icon is a page overview. It allows you to get a brief look at what you can find in the magazine. It's also a shortcut for quick navigation to a specific page. The third icon allows you to download the magazine as a PDF. The last icon is for social media. Hover over it and you will have four choices; Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and email.

Lastly, where can you read The Southwest Star? Everywhere there is Internet access; on your PC, laptop, tablet, netbook, phone, hybrid, or even your navigation system. To receive an email notification when new issues are released drop us a note.

If you're wondering why we've gone this route, there are several advantages.

  • This will allow us to have more content without the associated costs.
  • This is a more modern display.
  • The magazine can be read anywhere and delivered instantaneously.
  • Articles don't have to go out of print.
  • There are links within the magazine.

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