# Why does adding color to a table row increase the height?

I'm trying to make a beamer slide containing a table with the text in a row styled in a different color. However, the row's height increases when colored, as opposed to the default. The same problem occurs if I use the \rowfont command. How do I correct this?

\PassOptionsToPackage{table}{xcolor}
\documentclass[compress]{beamer}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
Example 1
\rowcolors{1}{gray!30}{blue!30}
\begin{tabular}{|p{0.5\textwidth}|}
\hline
\color{blue}{Foo} \\
Bar\\
Baz\\
\hline
\end{tabular}\\[1in]

Example 2
\rowcolors{1}{gray!30}{blue!30}
\begin{tabular}{|p{0.5\textwidth}|}
\hline
Foo \\
Bar\\
Baz\\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


I want the table to look like "Example 2", but with the row text colored as in "Example 1".

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Does \leavevmode (before or after \color) help? I remember a similar case. –  Raphael Oct 14 '13 at 7:29
See the footnote on page 5 of texdoc grfguide (Using textcolor or putting \leavevmode or mbox{} before \color will fix it. (Sorry, it's not my fault:) –  David Carlisle Oct 14 '13 at 10:18
@DavidCarlisle This comment was difficult to find. It deserves to be more than a comment. I have scratched my head the whole day, trying to solve a similar problem. –  Sveinung Nov 6 '14 at 18:34

Use textcolor:

\PassOptionsToPackage{table}{xcolor}
\documentclass[compress]{beamer}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}

Example 1
\rowcolors{1}{gray!30}{blue!30}
\begin{tabular}{|p{0.5\textwidth}|}
\hline
\textcolor{blue}{Foo} \\
Bar\\
Baz\\
\hline
\end{tabular}\\[1in]

Example 2
\rowcolors{1}{gray!30}{blue!30}
\begin{tabular}{|p{0.5\textwidth}|}
\hline
Foo \\
Bar\\
Baz\\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


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