Hi

New to working on a mac and it is hard to find an answer using key words. I am working on a number of reports in Word saved in the same folder. When I want to open a new report i.e File > open, my mac doesn't open the folder.
Instead I have to go through finder > documents etc etc to get back to the folder. This is a real pain. How do I get my mac to reopen the same folder I am working in?

Thanks for any help