Also, by ripping down the board and removing the tapered edge. It will help speed up the process for molding. Also save your back from bending over to putting on shims.
I've been in the carpenters union for eight years now and I've been doing drywall since the beginning. When placing the boards horizontal (if not 8' or 12' boards), in order to solve the riddle of a joint not landing on a stud. You simply have to cut the first board so that it lands center of the layout and all other boards will follow on layout.
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