I've used FileMaker since 2.5 and there have been many changes over the years, but setting things to slide up are essentially the same as always, the only significant change in those settings is that the location where you specify these options has been moved around several times before being placed as one of the many options now located in the Inspector. (Frankly, these are settings that desperately need to be changed to offer more and better options...)
I find the FileMaker documentation to be quite good in general. As new features are added and others changed, it does take a bit of use to become accustomed to the changes but that seems to be the normal course of events as software packages develop over time. To me the userinterface remains quite intuitive.