# Increasing the height of the Beamer footline

When I add a tabularenvironment to the footline of my presentation, only the first line is shown. How can I increase the heigth of the footline to show the whole table?

\documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{beamer}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\begin{document}

\setbeamertemplate{footline}{
{
\tiny\begin{tabular}{p{0.25\textwidth}p{0.25\textwidth}p{0.45\textwidth}}
First line & John Doe & fsdfs\\
second line \& Title of the talk & dsdfsd\\
some third line & &
\end{tabular}
}}

\frame{
\frametitle{fdfsdgdf}

\begin{itemize}
\item
\item
\item
\end{itemize}
}

\end{document}

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One option would be to patch the \beamer@calculateheadfoot command (defined in the file beamerbaseframecomponents.sty) to add some space for the new footline:

\documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{beamer}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{etoolbox}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\makeatletter
\makeatother

\setbeamertemplate{footline}{
{%
\tiny\begin{tabular}[t]{@{}p{0.25\textwidth}p{0.25\textwidth}p{0.38\textwidth}@{}}
First line & John Doe & fsdfs\\
second line \& Title of the talk & dsdfsd\\
some third line & &
\end{tabular}
\end{beamercolorbox}
}}

\begin{document}

\frame{
\frametitle{Test Frame}
\lipsum[4]
}

\end{document}


I also added a beamercolorbox to the definition, but this is completely optional.

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